Mexican Otomi embroidered textiles come in a rainbow of colors suitable for casual decor, a child's room, or a colorful bohemian space. Mexican Otomi is also called Tenango therefore either term represents the festive hand embroidered textile.
For Morrissey Fabric I combined cloth from multiple continents to create a welcoming guest room shown above. African mud cloth pillows, an Asian hill tribe striped pillow, pink and gray African Baule cloth, and a Guatemalan bedcover coordinate comfortably with the Mexican Otomi pieces that solidify the style statement of the room.
Otomi is hand embroidered and each piece is one of a kind. The Otomi textile seen above was embroidered to be used as a placemat. But you could easily repurpose the Tenango placemat into a pillow, the side of a tote bag, the back of a shirt, or frame and hang as wall art.
The extravagant table setting above, created by Dana Small Designs, is a wonderful example of how to use monochromatic Mexican Otomi textiles to full advantage for a party table scape. The Tenango textiles of this size are hand crafted in Hidalgo, Mexico. These large pieces of hand embroidered Otomi were made to be used as bed covers, but they add a lush one-of-a-kind charm to this party scene.
Otomi placemats are an affordable way to represent the colorful hand made embroidery art in your home. No two Tenango textiles are alike which makes these conversational textiles a nice way to display something truly unique.
Tenango embroidery has many design styles. You will see birds, flowers, mythical animals and sometimes human figures in the compositions. I have found the floral patterns and the multi-color patterns to be the most popular with my Morrissey Fabric clients. But if you lean toward a monochromatic color story you will likely be able to find one suited just for you. The green Otomi table runner seen above could also be repurposed into Jungalow-Style wall art or pillow covers.
If you are searching for a particular color or size of Mexican Otomi fabric please feel free to contact me for sourcing. It should be noted that these Tenango textiles do not come as running yardage. The maximum size is approximately 2 yards x 2 yards because the embroidery is all done by hand in small Mexican villages where workspace is at at premium. If you need larger quantities for a design project, you will have to use multiple Otomi textiles.