Decorating With Mexican Tenangos

Mexican Tenangos

The first time I spotted a Mexican tenango was in an issue of Domino magazine.  I was struck by the colorful animal print coverlet, a unique cultural piece that can add eclectic style to an otherwise contemporary space.

Mexican Tenangos

Tenangos are beautiful pieces made by the Otomi Indians of Mexico.  Each piece is hand-embroidered, and today you can find them in the form of blankets, pillows, and even upholstery fabric.

Mexican Tenangos

What makes these pieces truly beautiful is how they stand out in a modern context.  In Grace Bonney’s bedroom a tenango headboard becomes a stunning focal point in an otherwise neutral space.

Mexican Tenangos

You can find Mexican tenangos at L’Aviva Home and The Loaded Trunk, and bring your own beautiful cultural piece home.

{Images via Flickr, Coco & Kelley, Design Sponge, and La’Viva Home}

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