As a Southern California native, I grew up with exposure to colorful Mexican textiles. Mexico has many forms of embroideries, with Otami textiles specific to Hidalgo. Otami textiles are completely hand embroidered and can take months to embroider.
Photo: Olli, San Francisco
Otami textiles come in a wide array of bright colors. These lively embroideries bring a casual and festive feel to the pillows seen above. Otami textiles can be found in single color stories or multi color patterns.
Photo: Unique Mexican Designs
Otami embroideries can look festive, casual, or sophisticated depending on how the hand embroidered textile is used. The custom bedcover above is elegant yet adds a touch of whimsy to a stately bedroom.
photo: The Handmade Home
Otami textiles are made completely by hand. Each design is hand drawn on cotton muslin, then the artist begins the lengthy task of the embroidery work. Otami fabrics can take months to complete and the large pieces are often signed by the embroiderer.
photo: The Interiorista-Eco Fabrics Archives
Mexican Otami textiles have many end uses. Typically seen as interior accessories, these colorful Otami embroideries are also used for fashion accessories. The beautiful bag seen above makes a bold fashion statement. When leather hardware is used for the handles the purse has an authentic artistic quality..
photo: Casa Otami Textiles
Whether you are thinking of an upholstery project, a lamp shade, a table runner, or a simple pillowcover, there is probably an Otami embroidery that's right for you. Multi color Otami fabric, or a simple
monochromatic embroidery, these one of a kind, hand made textiles will bring you happiness for years to come.
If you are searching for a specific embroidery color, please email or message me so I can try to source it for you on my next trip to Hidalgo, Mexico. I just might already have it in my Long Beach, California showroom.
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