Turquoise blue Lumbar Hand Embroidered Otomi Cushion Sham
This lined cutie measures 14.5x26 inches. Backed and piped with a Beige handwoven cotton textile and a hidden zipper
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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 soley 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 sham is dry clean only. The back of the sham is undecorated muslin. These sham have small zippers and are in need of a pillow insert. We use poly fill cotton from any craft store to stuff ours.