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Julio Laja Chichicaxtle
Manteles Bordados Otomí Hechos A Mano
Santa Fe New Mexican
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Booth 118 When he was 10 years old, Julio Laja Chichicaxtle’s grandmother introduced him to Otomí embroidery, an artistic tradition of the Otomí people of Mexico’s Central Plateau. The family’s business is Manteles Bordados Otomí Hechos A Mano. Its embroidered textiles feature natural designs, such as animals, flowers, the moon and the sun, as well as geometric symbols and motifs.