Otomi embroidery

August 15, 2012

 My mom brought me back two cute Otomi embroideries from Mexico.  They are so colorful. This type of embroidery was developed by the Mexican Otomi Indians drawing inspiration from animals and bold colors. Above is a piece of my new treasure so you can see.  I am unsure what I want to do with them. 
I was considering framing them.  How cute is this vignette?!
I love that this is is all one color.
Or I could venture out and do something like this. The lampshade idea is adorable.
And of course pillows are a very good and easy option to brighten up any sofa or chair.
I will be honest with you.  I have been seeing these embroideries since I could remember and never really thought much of them.  But after unconsciously seeing them everywhere (is this what the Internet is doing? making everybody like the same things?) I have gotten used to them and actually really love them now.  Its as if I am seeing them in a new light or from a new perspective. At least I know I'm in good company when Hermes makes their own version

These embroideries are especially great to add a bit of quirk to a space or for a child's room because of all their color.   Do you like them?  Which option would you chose?

 (1 is my scanned piece, 2, 3, 4, 5)

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  1. I love this so colorful! The pillow you selected is so pretty:)


  2. I love love the first vignette. Why don't you frame it in a bright frame (easy DIY) And add it too Little Miss A's playroom? I tend to Love playrooms with lots of color that may not bee necessarily too coordinated. It makes For a fun space for kids. Or you could incorporate it into her big girl room down the road- I like that too!

  3. I hadn't given them much thought, but yours, along with the photos you posted, have caught my attention. I think they add great color/pattern/interest. And how fantastic that you have so many options on use!

    Thank you for visiting earlier today. And you're right about the TX camps. My daughter went to one in Hunt for years. She loved it, but now is going into high school and wants to go to camp where she can focus on her extra-curricular interest. It was so nice for us to do the pick up in the lovely Michigan weather. There was at least a 20 degree difference!

  4. Love these beautiful textiles...more like works of art in my opinion! Thanks for the great pictures!

    Laura Dro

  5. I do love these, and especially that pink pillow! I think it would be great on a gallery wall. Lucky you, to have originals! Thanks for stopping by to comment!

  6. My aunt lives in Mexico so I feel like I grew with them (she'd always bring me dresses and tops). Love the pink cushion, and love how they look framed, that's a great idea ;)

  7. I really like the idea of framing them and the lamp. They are so colorful!
    What a nice gift.


  8. Love these! I had a tank like this that I was obsessed with. I'd do a pillow! Super cute.

  9. What a fantastic souvenir! I LOVE that first photo, but the lamp shade is really cute too.


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