We can’t get enough of the Otomi embroidered cloths, also called ‘tenango’, made by the Otomi people in the Tenango region of Hildalgo, Mexico.
The Otomi or Nah-Nu people, who are the fifth largest indigenous people group in Mexico, use a style of embroidery that can be traced all the way back to pre Aztec Meso-America. It’s been said that the motifs used in their designs are inspired by prehistoric wall paintings found in the area. The textiles, with their vibrant colors and beautiful animal and floral motifs, are made by hand and can take months to complete.
We love Otomi embroidered fabrics used in simple ways, like covering a table; but furniture upholstered in the colorful fabric? Totally stunning, right? Framing even small a piece also creates a beautiful, graphic statement since, after all, it really is a work of art!
Do you have Otomi textiles in your home? Well, we want you to get in on the Jungalow textile fun too! All month long, share your photos of how you use Otomi textiles at home on Instagram and tag them with #jungalowtextiles. We’ll share our favorites on The Jungalow IG throughout November, and do a roundup here on the blog at the end of the month! And if you want to get your hands on some more Otomi, pop over to our Etsy Otomi Treasury list!