Carmel Brown Otomi Runner

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  • Carmel Brown Otomi Runner
  • Carmel Brown Otomi Runner
  • Carmel Brown Otomi Runner
  • Carmel Brown Otomi Runner
  • Carmel Brown Otomi Runner
$125.00

I'm exited to share my creations with you. We are starting limited edition otomi inspired runs of my drawings and am excited to share them with you. Please check back or convo me for pieces on the drawing board.

Measures 16.5x69.5 inches

Please note that not all Otomi runners are created equally. After placing an order of 50 pieces, we patiently wait and are handed a gorgeous stack of embroidery work months later.. From there only 15 to 20 will make the cut and the rest of the pieces that don't meet our inspection standard will be sold off in lower secondary markets (ie tourist markets, etc) Loose stitching, or missed stitches not welcome. If you read our feedback you will notice that the most consistent comment about us (aside that our pieces worth the wait as they do ship from Mexico) are raves about our QUALITY! We are noticing many new companies starting to ride on our OTOMI coattails and it's disheartening. We have been working with the same master embroiderers for over 7 years and have set the standard for exquisite embroidery quality. We pay higher prices to ensure that we get the BEST pieces!
The reason I am saying all this is because it's incredible to see what others are trying to pass off and the prices they are charging for pieces that we have rejected. I cringe thinking about it. Film...it can be very deceptive. Ok...off my soap box now. Let's get to the piece at hand!
This runner features the superbly crafted needlework of the Otomi people, Most Otomi have settled in the central region of Mexico, however a small group migrated to Oaxaca. The family that I am working with dedicate their day solely to this fabulous embroidery work. The women of the Otomi nation are famous throughout Mexico for their finely wrought embroidery. This example of their handicraft features traditional bird, animal, and flower motifs in bright colored cotton thread against a background of rustic cotton fabric known as "manta."(muslin)
The Otomi people are the descendants of one of the earliest complex civilizations of Mesoamerica, dating back before the arrival of the Nahuatl speaking Aztecs around 1000 A.D.
This piece is dry clean only.
Please remember that we ship from Mexico..it takes 2 to 3 weeks to arrive to the USA. Other countries...2 to 4 weeks. WORTH THE WAIT!