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Otomi Notecards

Raincoast Books


Celebrate the bold, modern, and colorful art of the Otomi in the Otomi Notecards . Vibrant patterns leap off the page with fully embossed designs that mimic the raised texture of the traditional embroidery of the Otomi people, who are indigenous to central Mexico. A perfect all-occasion set, Otomi Notecards includes four stunning designs paired with four different envelopes, each with a flash of color inside, and a historical description of Otomi embroidery, which is both a current trend and an enduring art form.

Mary Delany was a 19th Century artist and member of the Bluestockings group. Mrs Delany described her medium as ‘paper mosaic,’ consisting of a collage of a multitude of finely cut coloured paper glued on a black ink background. At times she cut entire leaves or petals from one piece of paper over which she would arrange smaller cuts in order to create shading and depth, sometimes enhanced with watercolors. There are some examples where one flower alone contains over 200 paper petals. Her work was not only valued for its artistic qualities but also for its scientific accuracy.