Otomi Textiles

Otomi Textiles

Sarah Coffey
Mar 26, 2009

We found these gorgeous Mexican bedspreads at Laviva Home and went searching for some more information. Handmade by Otomi Indians in Hidalgo, they're crafted from cotton muslin decorated in colorful embroidery. If you like Suzanis, but you're looking for something a little different, these are an interesting alternative. Prices hover around a few hundred dollars, which seems very reasonable to us considering the amount of handwork that went into each piece. We found a few more sources, listed below...

Mexican Bedspreads from Laviva Home, $325
Otomi Fabric from Jacaranda Home, $265
Mexican Textiles eBay Shop
Mexican Textiles Museum Store and Gift Shop

Leah at More Ways to Waste Time pulled together a great post on Otomi textiles if you're looking for more sources, examples, and information. The University of Missouri also features an online collection of Otomi cutouts with explanations of the symbolism underlying these designs.

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