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Tenango: Colourful textiles, hand embroidered by the Otomi from Mexico.

Posted by Petra Veerman on

Tenango is a style of embroidery which originated in the Tenango de Doria municipality in the Mexican state of Hidalgo. It is a commercialized version of traditional Otomi embroidery, which was developed in the 1960s in response to an economic crisis. It is estimated at over 1,200 artisans practice the craft in Tenango de Doria and the neighborhing municipality of San Bartolo Tutotepec. The world vision of these pieces are traditional as much of the ancient ideology of these communities remains intact.  Many here still speak Otomi, with a portion speaking only this language. Although there is contact with the outside...

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