The quixquemetl tenango, a living testament to Mexico's rich cultural tapestry, has graced the shoulders of indigenous communities since time immemorial. Rooted in tradition, this garment tells a story of enduring heritage. Its muted gray canvas becomes a canvas for the intricate Tenango embroidery, a traditional Otomi technique of small, tight cross-stitches. As vibrant threads of color dance across the fabric, a vivid world springs to life, telling tales of ancestral wisdom and timeless artistry. Crafted from two meticulously woven rectangular pieces, this quixquemetl envelops the wearer like a work of living art, draping gracefully off the shoulders and radiating a profound connection to Mexico's indigenous roots.
BACK TO THE PRODUCT DETAILS:
- Measurements: 78 cm x 63 cm
- Function: Multifunctional garment used to cover up or as a decorative accessory adding to one's outfit. There is no right or wrong way to wear or use a quixquemetl.
- Technique: The Tenango stitch is generally a small, tight, cross stitch, embroidered with cotton thread.
- Materials: 100% embroidered cotton on 100% cotton fabric.
- Working time: 6 weeks.
- Product Care: Hand wash with non-corrosive laundry soap and room temperature water or gently machine wash by placing the shawl into a smaller cloth laundry bag. Carefully steam iron or wet the fabric with a light spray of water before ironing.
What's in the box? 1x Tenango Embroidered Quixquemetl