Color Your World With Otomi Embroidery
The Otomi are a group of individuals native to central Mexico. Their traditional embroidery incorporates vibrant, simple images of the natural world — flowers, rabbits, deer and trees — contrary to a natural white cotton background. And it is stunning.
I love Otomi cloth for its color and shape, but also because though it’s ancient, it has a crisp, modern look. You can set Otomi cloth with modern lines, colours and sensibilities, and it makes great sense. You can also layer it in pattern- and – color-filled rooms. It’s a designer’s dream.
Otomi Embroidered Fabric – $425
A bright orange Otomi bedspread.
Tara Bussema – Design and Neat Organization
Bright rosa Mexicana Otomi throw pillows and a suzani coverlet. Oh, what heavenly modern ethnic loveliness.
My brilliant blue Otomi cushions contrary to my yellow velvet sofa.
Grace Bonney’s now-famous home made Otomi headboard. This is a few hundred bucks’ worth of cloth, and worth every penny.
Pink Otomi drapes at a Mexican-inspired kitchen. They’re so fun and playful. How can anyone be gloomy with drapes like this?
Amity Worrel & Co..
It’s so amazing, it is art. I also have noticed smaller panels framed behind glass. A triptych in white frames are a modern beauty.
Otomi Throw Pillows
This vibrant selection of Otomi throw pillows is magnificent against this beige background. The traditionally multicolored pieces form the framework for the single-color lumbar pillows. I absolutely love this.
Michael Cadden • Kiel Thomson Company
A neutral beige Otomi cloth adds a subtle hint of layout to the beige room.
Stray Dog Designs Otomi Floor Lamp – $863
Traditional Otomi embroidery is multicolored, like this remarkable lampshade.
Otomi Wallpaper, Almost White/Red – $125
Otomi-inspired wallpaper. This could work in a crazily vibrant Mexican room or in a spare, mostly white modern box.
Otomi Upholstered Chair – $595
Otomi cloth on modern chairs.