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.
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.
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.