While the traditional serape is now very common to both Spanish and Native American textile, it actually has its roots in the Mexican weaving tradition. Most commonly, the serape is woven of fine yarns that allow it to be lighter in weight than other blankets, with unbalanced stripes of varying widths providing the characteristics serape pattern. Pendleton's version stays true to this very classic and historic style, and can serve a multitude of purposes, from traditional shawl to a decorative throw. 82% wool, 18% cotton. Dry Clean. Made in the USA.