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Otomi Fabric

Otomi Fabric

I had a very brief trip to Mexico City for work. I really wanted some Otomi fabric, hand-embroidered fabrics. I was inspired by photos like this:

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Here is what I bought:

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This small piece of Otomi in the photo above will get framed. I just love to burro.

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The piece above is about 7 feet long, maybe 18 inches wide? I got it for about $30, which was a great price, I think. I had originally intended to use it as a table runner, but my mom told me that Otomi doesn’t wash well. Apparently the colors from the thread run and get all over the white fabric. So instead, I will also use it as a wall hanging. The colors are just incredible.

IMG_1871Finally, I bought this serape blanket for about $20 (probably overpaid, since I bought it at the airport with my remaining pesos). It’s really soft and the colors are also just great. I think I will use it in the yellow-floored attic guest room.

I think Mexico is my spirit country – Mexican food is my favorite food in the world and the folk arts and colors just speak to my soul. I really hope I get to spend more time in Mexico City in the future. I was really impressed.

Besos y Abrazos,

Rachel

 

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2 responses »

  1. Madeline Hartman

    MUY BELLO! Incredibly beautiful fabrics!

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  2. I love it!!!

    FYI for future reference: I bought a product called RETAYNE from dharma trading to use on some fabric I bought in India. Although color did bleed during the process, the white parts of the fabric stayed white. I would recommend experimenting with a small piece of any fabric before doing this on anything–especially something precious–but it seemed to work for me. I would also not want to wash it very often and only in cold water.

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