Embroidery of Tenango de Doria

Tenango de Doria

“Take with you the joy that overflows with color to the manifesto of Mexican talent made by Otomi indigenous women.”

From our beautiful village from the World. 

The original designs of the artisan womens, this is the way we preserve our traditions and knowledge.

From the original artisans to your hands...

The voice of Tenango (Tenanco) is of Nahuatl origin and means “In the place of the walls”, of tenamitl “wall or wall” and the locative “co”. Having also been called for some time Tenamealtepetl, which means “The Walled Hill.” The last name Doria is that of the Licentiate and Colonel Juan Crisóstomo Doria, who was the first governor of the state, appointed by President Benito Juárez according to the decree of the erection of the state.

Tenango de Doria
 escudoIn Tenango de Doria one of the most traditional and representative crafts of Hidalgo, the Tenangos, is made. Its colorful embroideries with birds, flowers, armadillos, roosters and human beings, express the daily life and the worldview of the Otomies of the mountains.
The square of the Temple of San Agustín is filled with color with the rebozos, blouses, napkins and canvases that can be acquired in the tianguis.
The road that leads to this beautiful town is somewhat rugged, so it is advisable to travel with caution on the journey of more than an hour of winding road.

There are about 400 women in this population who are dedicated to reflect what their mind dictates, there is no pattern to follow, only a set of rural figures that can be human, natural or floral and with that colorful touch in blue, green , yellow or red.

These needle teachers overflow their talent in white fabrics such as linen, blanket, silk, cotton, and other textures in terms ranging from weeks to months.

The textile industry has been present in Tenango de Doria, Hidalgo for several decades with the design of embroidery known as Tengangos.
One of the biggest problems facing all Mexican artisans is the undervaluation of their work and plagiarism. The first occurs commonly, when people haggle the price or look for ways to scam them. The second comes to the moment when great renowned textile designers replicate the designs of the crafts without giving a mention to the people.

Los bordados otomíes son generados bajo un riguroso ritual de documentación social, son tributo a la comunidad y a sus eventos más importantes como la cosecha, la siembra, el matrimonio, o el nacimiento. Tienen una función mágica y redentora con la tierra y sus habitantes.
Durante este el taller los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de acercarse a la técnica y origen de los bordados tenangos de la región otomí con sus dos tipos de puntada, pata de gallo y punto atrás. También podrán aprender sobre la combinación y significado de los colores proyectados, así como su cultura y tradición.
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