I'm a Southern California native so I have grown up with plenty of exposure to a wide range of Mexican textiles. The classic serape has been a favorite of mine since I can remember because of the rainbow of colors this Mexican textile is available in. Vintage Mexican serapes can be found at local flea markets or in my on-line shop. When searching for Mexican serapes for my shop, more often than not the wool is stained or has moth holes, so when I find one I can make into pillows or table runners I have it cleaned and get to work creating new home decor from vintage textiles. Occasionally I get lucky and find one in excellent condition. These perfect vintage serapes are offered in my Etsy shop or on this website when I can find them.
Mexican inspired serape fabric found it's way to the top of a lovely clutch bag seen above. The look is sophisticated and casual. Though I usually only carry vintage Mexican textiles. I also offer newly woven fabrics I pick up when I travel to Mexico.
Mexican Otomi textiles are becoming more popular by the day as the demand for hand made fabrics increases. Each Mexican Otomi, also called Tenango, is embroidered by hand and can take months to make depending on the size. The olive green Otomi seen above is a lovely piece for hanging on the wall, using as a table runner, or it could be made into several pillow covers. The most popular color for Mexican Otomi is the rainbow color variation. However you can find it in monochromatic variations.
The vintage chair seen here by Mignonne Decor is a beautiful example of utilizing a vintage Mexican serape to reupholster a vintage piece of furniture. The patina of the wooden chair and the simple carved details are enhanced by the saturated colors of the vintage wool serape. So you see, don't throw away that vintage Mexican serape if you have one. A wool serape can be repurposed into upholstery, pillows, and used as accessory trim.
The Mexican Otomi placemats seen above are charming and colorful. These one of a kind Mexican Tenango textiles can be framed as wall art, made into pillow covers, or simply used as intended; as placemats. The multicolor hand embroidery is traditional as is the animal motif.
The custom woven Mexican rug by Brook Perdigon Textiles has vegetable dyed colors on 100% wool fibers. The Classic Mexican earth tones will coordinate with any interior color story. These pieces are woven one at a time by hand so each is unique.
Mexican textiles created as garments can also be repurposed for home decor. The Mexican huipil seen here was picked up at a Mexican market on my last trip to Oaxaca. I still don't know if I'll keep this Mexican garment to wear, or use the lovely patterns to create some one of a kind custom pillows. What would you do?
Be sure to visit my shop on this website or my Etsy shop for a selection of Mexican textiles. Don't know what to make? Message me for suggestions.