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.
In 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.