Finding Artisans in Mexico: Otami Indian Embroidered Coverlet
|from Apartment Therapy|
I saw a coverlet on the Apartment Therapy website the other day. It was absolutely gorgeous and I wanted one like it but I could not justify the $395 plus shipping it would cost to order it. So when I my husband told me I could find something on this vacation in Mexico for my birthday, I immediately mentioned this piece of fiber art. It was a dream but I was hoping we could find one like it.
|My coverlet being folded by the sales lady|
The coverlets are created in Tenango del Doria, Hildago, Mexico by the the Otomi indian. Hand and Eye Magazine had this to say about the works of art:
Necessity is still the mother of invention, as shown in the story of tenango embroideries created by Mexico's Otomí (Ñah-ñu) Indians.
At a time of great economic hardship, the Otomí drew upon their artistic history to create a sustainable enterprise. With saturated colors, graphic floral and animal patterns, and bold use of positive and negative space, contemporary tenangos present a striking example of modern ingenuity merged with ancient tradition. (more information here)The design is realistic and mystic all at the same time. It truly is a feast for the eyes. I will treasure it for many years to come. I am a very lucky woman.