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Mexican hand embroidered cushion covers

Made by the Tepehua-Otomi indigenous people from the state of Hidalgo, Tenangos are the result of the magical worldview that allows a simple fabric becoming one of the most impressive textile traditions of Mexico. The municipality of Tenango de Doria, like many other groups, has used embroidery as a vehicle of expression in order to capture not only animal and vegetable kingdom present in their everyday life, but also their dreams and cosmo-vision. Many Otomi-tepehua women are organized in groups, allowing them to participate in the family economy and to preserve and perpetuate the traditions of Otomi people. Their embroidery details require weeks and months of elaboration, depending of their size.

Craftsmen's Diary - Otomi Community