Cobalt blue Folk Art Pillow Sham-Otomi Embroidery Ready to ship.

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  • Cobalt blue Folk Art Pillow Sham-Otomi Embroidery Ready to ship.
  • Cobalt blue Folk Art Pillow Sham-Otomi Embroidery Ready to ship.
  • Cobalt blue Folk Art Pillow Sham-Otomi Embroidery Ready to ship.
  • Cobalt blue Folk Art Pillow Sham-Otomi Embroidery Ready to ship.
  • Cobalt blue Folk Art Pillow Sham-Otomi Embroidery Ready to ship.
$89.00

This cutie measures 14.5x18 inches Beige cotton muslin backing and a hidden zipper.

Please note that not all Otomi pillow shams are created equally. After placing an order of 100 pieces, we patiently wait and are handed a gorgeous stack of embroidery work months later.. From there only 30 to 40 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!
After a textile passes quality control we send it home with Carmen. Each piece is "squared off" , as most are left uneven because of the aggressive soaks endured to remove ink stains. Each piece is sewn to perfection with a lining system so you can use any cotton poly fill.. No insert needed. The edges are surged and the hidden zippers are specifically made for us by a local Mexican family owned company. Their zippers hold up better than the ones found in the craft stores. We order beige by the hundreds. Many start ups are selling the poorly made pieces available in the tourist markets. Cheap zippers, no linings and inexpensive unwashed muslin is the norm. We use a backing that has been specifically woven for us in Oaxaca! We buy hand woven fabric by the bolt. Each bolt can take close to a month to complete and Abel travels back and forth to Oaxaca JUST to pick up fabric.

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!