This stocking is inspired by the intricate, handmade, St. Frank embroidery that was developed by indigenous Otomi people in central Mexico. The Otomi faced an economic crisis in the 1960s caused by severe drought in their predominantly subsistence farming region. As an alternative source of income, Otom women popularized this embroidery through the revival of an ancestral technique. Today, skilled Otomi textile artists are in demand outside of their local communities as appreciation for this vibrant embroidery has traveled well beyond its humble origins. In recent years, Otomi embroidery has become an iconic textile print, appearing in the work of top interior and fashion designers. Even the cult French fashion house, Hermes, collaborated with Otomi artists to release an exclusive line of Herms scarves featuring the distinctive designs. The symbolism and iconography in this textile design reflect time-honored traditions and beliefs of harmony with nature. The whimsical flora and fauna embroidered motifs can be traced back to pre-Aztec Mesoamerica and are said to originate from cave paintings. Textile designers draw the animals and plants from memories, dreams, and mythical imagination; the forms are then embroidered.
This stocking is lined with linen and comes with a colorful hanging loop.
About St. Frank: St. Frank is a globally-inspired brand dubbed the “bohemian home-décor Mecca” by Vogue. Their products, including their signature framed textiles, are ethically made by artisans around the world working in traditional crafts. Each piece comes with a rich history to share.