ArteOtomi

Arte Otomi

Tijuana, Mexico · 1108 Sales

ArteOtomi

Arte Otomi

Tijuana, Mexico 1108 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(229)

Announcement   Thank you for visiting my shop! If you live in the USA, you may qualify to get a 10% off. How? Just say YES (or rescue my from your junk mail) to sign up for my infrequent but YEY-feeling newsletter I will launch in 2017! Be prepared for colorful surprises:
- Discount Cupon Codes
- Info to join me in a Textile tour into the Otomi Region! Yes...it will be GREAT! :)
- Product Preview
- PDF Catalog

My talented team of embroiderers and I had been lucky enough to be your favorite otomi shop on Etsy for almost four years! It has been an honor and a beautiful blessing. Thank you for your preference! Because of your likes and support, our products have capture the attention of Bloggers and magazines. We were proudly featured in magazines like Architectural Digest and HGTV Magazine! You are part of this success, muchas gracias!

Martha Aguilar
facebook.com/arteotomi
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Last updated on Dec 11, 2016

Thank you for visiting my shop! If you live in the USA, you may qualify to get a 10% off. How? Just say YES (or rescue my from your junk mail) to sign up for my infrequent but YEY-feeling newsletter I will launch in 2017! Be prepared for colorful surprises:
- Discount Cupon Codes
- Info to join me in a Textile tour into the Otomi Region! Yes...it will be GREAT! :)
- Product Preview
- PDF Catalog

My talented team of embroiderers and I had been lucky enough to be your favorite otomi shop on Etsy for almost four years! It has been an honor and a beautiful blessing. Thank you for your preference! Because of your likes and support, our products have capture the attention of Bloggers and magazines. We were proudly featured in magazines like Architectural Digest and HGTV Magazine! You are part of this success, muchas gracias!

Martha Aguilar
facebook.com/arteotomi
instagram.com/arteotomi

Martha Aguilar

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Martha Aguilar

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5 out of 5 stars
(229)
clare02474

clare02474 on Feb 3, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This is a BEAUTIFUL blouse! There was some confusion about the size and Martha altered it for me until it was right. She is a lovely woman. She’s friendly and helpful and really cares that her customers are happy about their purchases. It’s transactions like this that make Etsy the special place that it is. Buy with confidence!

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About

How my Otomi passion became my new career.

I, Martha Aguilar, live in the border town of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico– 10 minutes away from California USA. I come from a family of artisans and folk art promoters. My father owned a “Taller” (craft studio) in Baja California, Mexico for about forty years. He was also an artisan himself, as well as my mother. Basically all of my family members (aunts, cousins, uncles, and grandparents) were artisans or owned a shop. I got involved in the Mexican (indigenous) folk art at a very young age because of the family business. I grew up with this passion for all handmade-craftsmanship “Hecho en Mexico” –Made in Mexico.
It was my mother’s wish that her two children go to the University. So we did. Before my mother passed away, she was able to see my brother become an architect. And she saw me graduating in Business with a major in Tourism and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. After obtaining my MBA, I decided to pursue a career in Marketing, working for International companies. For almost 15 years I worked as Marketing/Merchandising Manager for international companies based in Mexico and/or California. Most of them related to the furniture, housing, and retail industries. Unfortunately, last year I lost my job due to budget cuts, and while at first this seemed like a tragedy, later it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. One day while discussing my options with my father, he suggested I follow my dream of owning a business while promoting none other than handmade – folkart, which I have always been very passionate about!
Having a vast experience in Merchandising, Marketing, plus craftsmanship I knew it was a great idea. It was about a year ago when I decided to start an online business by selling the handmade items I loved the most. When I was a little girl, I heard so much about the Otomi people and their amazing art, that I decided to travel to the Sierra Madre, meet them and learn all about their unique embroidery techniques so I can either embroider my own clothing pieces, or use theirs to create beautiful things. A few weeks later, they were not only my inspiration but they became my business partners! Truly a marriage made in heaven! We needed each other so much, to survive the challenging times. When I traveled to La Sierra Madre (in Tenango de Doria, Hidalgo, Mexico) I fell in love with the Otomi traditions, their family values, and their passions. I met the “Tolentino” family almost by accident and it was instant chemistry! We had so much in common! We decided immediately to work together to start an online business and ArteOtomi on Etsy was born!
The Tolentino family would be the main artisans, starting with Angelica, our artist-painter. She is an award wining artist, she does all the drawings. Here talent and creativity are out of this world. Please click here, to see her drawing a "tenango" or otomi fabric.

http://youtu.be/My8udk3E0WM?list=UUVp1M065fjLE9hXxerlDItw

My role would be as a fashion designer, Merchandiser (pricing, product selection, fabrics, colors), Marketer (online updates, sales promotions, events, customer service); Model, Photographer, Shipping Department person and Otomi Lamp upholsterer. So far, we LOVE IT! And we have truly helped each other survive this harsh economy.

Gracias,
Martha
ArteOtomi.com
facebook.com/ArteOtomi

Shop members

  • Martha Aguilar

    Owner, Marketer, Designer

    Fashion designer, Interior designer. Merchandiser (pricing, product selection, fabrics, colors). Marketer (online updates, sales promotions, events, customer service); Model :) Photographer, Shipping Department person and Otomi Lamp upholsterer.

  • Alberto Garcia

    Artist, Creator

    Alberto Garcia (artist/painter) is an award winning artisan. Some of his beautiful creations have won prices nationwide in Mexico. His "tenangos" have been exhibited in Museums Internationally and shown in books and renown magazines.

  • Rogelia Gomez, Angelica Martinez, Familia

    Embroirderer

    My dream team of embroiderers are ArteOtomi beloved artisans. ArteOtomi collective who live in the Sierra Madre. Their embroidery talent has been present in their families for generations! We are proud to have such a talented women with us. Las Amo!

  • Maria and team from San Pablito

    Embroidery

    The talented team of San Pablito! Im so proud of them! Many dont speak my primary language, Spanish. But some how we make it work! Too smart, too talented. Happy to have met them. Too shy to let me take pictures of them all :)

  • Happy

    Occasional Pet Model - Stress Reliever

    "Happy" is my loyal companion. He is a non stop assistant. Occasional pet model. His main role is as a stress reliever. Smiles promoter Volunteer :)

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