Looms of Time in Mexico

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts · April 1, 2017

Joyously colorful, intricate and striking, Mexican textiles are seducing travelers, artists and even haute couture.

As folk art, these vibrant textiles are vessels of history and tradition, charged with the power of memory and evocative symbolism. Produced by more than 60 indigenous ethnic groups in Mexico, clothing, linens, rugs and decorative items showcase unique designs and stitching that reflect the culture of different regions. In every weave and motif there lies a story, a statement and a valued part of Mexico’s national identity. For an in-depth look at the country’s rich history of textiles, visit the Museo del Arte Popular in Mexico City. Museo de Arte Popular: Revillagigedo 11, Cuauhtémoc, Centro, +52-55-5510-2201

Looms of Time in Mexico

Tenango embroidery

Graphic and whimsical floral motifs and animals abound in Tenango embroidery, a reflection of Otomi culture with pre-Hispanic roots that values co-existing peacefully with nature.

Looms of Time in Mexico

Contemporary collaborations

French luxury fashion house Hermés collaborated with native Otomi artisans to launch a collection of scarves and handkerchiefs featuring exclusive designs inspired by Tenango embroidery.

 

 

 

 

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