Mexican hand embroidered Otomi textiles are a colorful way to add charm to a space. My clients have used Otomi place mats as wall art and pillow cover fabric. Otomi pieces like that seen above are often embroidered with mythical animals possessing meanings rooted in the Mexican culture. Otomi embroidery is also known as Tenango.
Mexican Otomi patterns embroidered with floral motifs are the most popular in my shop. I believe this is because floral patterns are easily understandable and fit within many different decorative styles. The two otomi floral patterns seen above are just a sampling of the floral designs available.
Otomi fabrics are most commonly seen in multi-color embroidery designs. But single-color, or monochromatic embroidery is also quite popular. When limiting the hand embroidery to a single color, the animal or floral motifs tend to be more clearly visible. The two Otomi textiles in blue seen here will work in just about any blue and white color story.
Otomi textiles often have bird designs. Usually the birds found in Otomi embroidery patterns are mythical, but every now and then you may recognize a dove or a rooster.
Where there are birds, there are flowers too. I select bird patterns that have a certain charm about them. The multi-color embroidery gives the birds a festive appearance that is exactly what Otomi embroideries are known for.
The Otomi fabrics carried in my shop are all hand-embroidered by artisans in the Hidalgo region of Mexico. The unique, one-of-a-kind nature of these Tenango textiles will add a warm and welcoming appeal to your home.