This style of embroidery comes from several towns in the southern part of central Mexico. The largest of these towns is named Tenango de Doria, and at some point, the embroidery itself became known as “Tenangos”.  It’s also known as “Otomi” embroidery… The Otomi are the indigenous people of this geographical area.
The embroidery is 100% hand-stitched.

 

Otomi Embroidery
Placemat-sized Art