We are so proud to work with a women’s embroidery cooperative in Tenangos, Mexico. High up in the mountains a group of woman from the Otomi tribe have set up a women’s co-operative. Working together they set their own prices and decide as a group what work they want to take on and how it will be shared between the community. Larger pieces can take months to hand embroider and we always look forward to seeing the new developments in designs.
Otomi embroidery is a relatively new folk tradition, but a living and changing one. Started in the 1960’s in response to a drought and the need to fill the financial void the community has made this craft into a contemporary art form.