Heart shaped pendant with colorful handmade Otomi embroidery insert mounted on aluminum case, the fabric and embroidery thread are 100% cotton.
Measurements: Pendant height: 1.50 Inches Pendant width: 2 Inches Aluminum chain: 22 Inches
EACH ONE OF THESE NECKLACES IS DIFFERENT. THEY ARE SUBJECT TO THE IMAGINATION AND THE MOMENTUM OF THE CRAFTSMAN AT THE MOMENT OF CREATION. THE COLOR COMBINATIONS AND MOTIFS THAT ADORN IT ARE ALWAYS VARIABLE.
These hearts are embroidered by Otomi women native from a region on the Hidalgo State in Mexico called “Tenango de Doria”. All the figures, shapes and motifs are representations of animals. These animals usually have little wings, legs or tails that are exaggerated, made up or just different from real animals. The technique they use is so special, if you turn the fabric around, you would only see little point stitches, this way they allow the fabric not to deform with the embroidery. This, and the colorfulness o this embroidery is what makes this work so characteristic of the region.
This piece is perfect for those who like to wear unique pieces full of originality and history.
THE HEART OF DORIA NECKLACE To knit and to embroider is to have the ability to observe.
The artisans use different techniques such as cross stitch or weaving to capture their culture’s worldview.
Their worldview is an element that ceases to be abstract once it gets captured on a figure or pattern. The artistic expressions of each community allow us to understand the social structure behind it and to acknowledge that behind the artisans’ work is the creative capacity of an entire community.
Unfortunately, these ancestral techniques have been replicated with machines, removing the human element, in such a way that their production is greater in a shorter time. Naturally, this has repercussions for the original producers, creators of these crafts, because it is impossible to compete with the prices generated by cheap production.