Textile Series: Otomi Embroidery

The world of design blogs has made me so much more aware of textiles from around the world.  This series was precipitated by the recent West Elm + Minted design challenge.  It was so fun to learn more about the techniques and cultural history behind these beautiful fabrics.

You can read about Mexican Otomi embroidery here: http://morewaystowastetime.blogspot.com/2008/03/ebay-find-of-day-otomi-textiles.html

Nomadic Poetry Studio: Otomi embroidery

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Textile series: Rajasthani Kantha

The world of design blogs has made me so much more aware of textiles from around the world.  This series was precipitated by the recent West Elm + Minted design challenge.  It was so fun to learn more about the techniques and cultural history behind these beautiful fabrics.

You can read about the tradition of making gorgeous quilts out of old saris here: http://handandcloth.org/pages/the-kantha-tradition

Nomadic Poetry Studio: Rajasthani Kantha