Fuchsia on Pink Gingham hand embroidered Otomi Sham Scarlett "O" collection
This hand-embroidered Otomi pillow sham measures 19x19 inches. This gorgeous heirloom piece has an accent piping around an all cotton rope. The backing is a sweet gingham cotton
Excited to share pieces of this limited edition collection. Hand embroidered here in Mexico by traditional heritage groups in the villages of Puebla and Oaxaca. A time honored tradition with a spin of classic fabrics. Plaids, ginghams and polka dots. Each piece is one of a kind, with the exception of some having a matching partner. If you see a piece, please make sure to run away with it, as it took close to a year to see these pieces come to fruition.
The sham 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 fuchsia-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 sham is dry clean only. This sham have small zippers and are in need of a pillow insert. Our pieces are fairly traded and we are excited about the new pieces that are on the drawing board for us.