help: guadalajara madness!

by Grace Bonney


i’m a crazy pack rat when it comes to magazine clippings. i’ve been holding on to this clip from cookie magazine since december of 05 and have been trying to track down this traditional guadalajaran fabric for what feels like ages. this month domino mentioned a coverlet with a similar pattern but when i called the source they didn’t have it and didn’t know when it would be in (ugh). so i thought i’d appeal to my talented and oh-so-savvy readers. do you know where (in the usa) i can order or buy fabrics like this? i want this pattern (in red and white, please!) in my home in some way and i’ll do just about anything to get it. any advice would be so, so appreciated. thanks!! [photo from cookie magazine, dec 205]

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  • Hi – I noticed that my textile study is mentioned in the blog. I do have a small store on Ebay which sells these textiles as a way to support my documentation project. There 2×2 meter bedspreads and table runners 1×1 meter plus placemats.
    I see that a visitor got these when many of the items we sold out, it happens!
    The mexican indignous textile study is a private effort ot document Mexico endangered indigenous costume. If you are interested in learning more about these Otomi textiles, check out the Otomi of the Sierra of Hidalgo
    thanks Bob Freund

  • Stefanie got in before me but I was about to mention Jacaranda Home, which I discovered only yesterday. Funny how fate works… This is a beautiful fabric and I was sorely tempted, but had to admit to myself that right now, I have nowhere to put it …

  • Sounds like you are getting some leads for the fabric! I can’t wait to see the finished product. What a grand and beautiful headboard!

  • If you haven’t found the fabric you’re looking for, here are some suggestions:
    Let me know if we can help you with any of your fabric needs. Thanks.

  • I don’t know if you’re still looking for this or not but I bought this exact bedspread in gold from Zocalo in Tucson about 3 weeks ago. They also had it in red like the picture and a variety of other colors and had matching pillows. They are a Mexican import store and regularly stock the quilt. They don’t have a website but the number is: 520-320-1236

  • Hi! this embroidery is called “tenango” because it is made in the village of Tenango de Doria, in the state of Hidalgo, México. It should be easy to find in Mexico city, although I don’t know if they ship them to USA. I hope the name is useful! (I’m from Hidalgo.)

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