We’re having a huge #sale on our Stella Large Long Handle Totes preciously priced at $155.00 to now being $65.00. These totes are as seen on @anthropologie and @nordstrom. Click the link in our bio to shop these colorful beauties while they last! #saintlavie
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Otom(ish) Laundry Counter.... DONE. I like it, but tbh it got away from me a little bit. If I went back I would plan the placement of the florals better and I would have kept them simpler. Again, I don’t hate it, but it’s a significant departure from my original vision. Your thoughts? #otomipainting#otomi#tenango#diy
One thing that you’ll notice about our Otomi spirit gods is that they all walk barefoot. It was believed that all good spirits walked without shoes – and only evil spirits were depicted in boots. Good spirit gods bring blessings and sometimes represent Mother Earth, or the spirit of the seeds, or plants, or animals and usually good humans in general.
Shamans used the paper representations of the Otomi as a means of interaction with entities of the natural world in rituals, ceremonies, cures, customs, and agriculture. If a farmer was planting corn, he might ask a Shaman to make a cutout of a spirit god of corn and place it in the ground with a seed to protect and honor and nourish the plant.
Josefina wanted her Otomi’s to not only protect the restaurant and her patrons – she also wanted them to help ensure a healthy harvest each year. And with that, the spirit gods representing pineapple, corn, beans, pomegranate, tomatoes, and chiles were born 25 years ago. #nyc#history#otomi#mexico#shamans#harvest#mexicanfood
The original set of our Otomi spirit gods outside of the Rosa Mexicano location on First Avenue in Manhattan was inspired by a series of small, square, and symmetrical paper-doll cutouts that our founder, Josefina Howard had brought back with her following a visit to a cultural museum in Mexico.
Made by a group of Indians called the Otomi who live in the mountains in central Mexico, popular lore says that they are thought to protect those that they surround. The ones that Josefina had were made from Amate paper that had been handmade and pounded out from Mulberry bark by the Otomi since before the days of the Aztec Empire.
Since running a restaurant in Manhattan is no easy task – and was no easier in the early 80’s and 90’s – Josefina would take all the protection that she could get. The Otomi’s have been protecting Rosa Mexicano since September of 1993 when they were installed. #nyc#nychistory#art#design#anniversary #25 #25years#publicart#mexican#otomi#authentic#mexicanfood@email@example.com@nytcooking@nyceeeeeats@brooklynbitess@themuseumofmodernart@design@designwithinreach@designsponge#felizcumpleaños
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Hey! Do you remember me?
I'm back after what it seems a long Instagram holiday, I know it was only one week but feels like forever. .
In the meantime I been working, but this time in more personal projects that are nourishing me and connecting me with myself. 🙏🏻 Wish me luck in this new endeavor! 🍀
In another happy note, it's confirm our next Pop Up store in our dear Hufelandstr. 19 from August 21th to September 8th 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 I can't wait!! .
And last but not least, you can find this beautiful Otomi tote bag in our web shop. 🔎 Hand embroidered by members of El Cirio community in Tenango de Doria, Hidalgo 🌵Isn't lovely? 😍