Artefakto sources the finest in Otomi embroiderings from Tenango de Doria, Hidalgo. The quality of design and embroidery are the 2 most important components to a long lasting, aesthetic work of art.
Our Otomi pillows come in the following sizes (since each piece is hand made sizes may vary slightly):
Small 12” x 17”
Medium 17” x 17”
Large 23” x 23”
X Large 26” x 35″
San Andres pillow cases depicting the ancient universe design which originated from the Maya capital of Yaxchilan, Chiapas. Made on a backstop loom using virgin sheep’s wool introduced by the Spaniards in the 16th century.
Organic cotton and double sided, woven on a mobile pedal loom from Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca.
20” W x 18” H
Our Zinacantec pillow collection from the Chiapas highlands were originally ceremonial ponchos dating from the 80’s and early 90’s. The red fabric was woven on a loom, with brocade work done on the lower end, and finally hand embroidered if the artist desired to do so. Earlier pieces did not contain any design work aside from the brocade. As of the late 1990’s, the embroidered areas were sewn by machine and the colors have shifted towards palettes of blue and maroon. The vertical line at center is hand embroidered by a local seamstress in order to cover up the opening neck line.
The Tenejapa pillow, 100% cotton, woven on a backstop loom, 16” x 20”
The Sapo collection comes in a black or white background in 14” x 20”, 16” x 16 and 20” x 36”.
100% cotton, woven on a backstop loom.