For as long as I can remember, my family’s home decor trends were traditional Mexican art or pottery. Every home had at least one thing with a talavera pattern. It was everywhere! It was on dishes, on vases, and even on tiles! What drew my attention to talavera patterns was the white background with beautiful blues that created whimsical designs. Whenever I see talavera patterns, the design on an object makes me feel at home. I decided it was time to bring some talavera patterns into my own home.
Talavera pattern has become one of the most recognized Mexican patterns to date. It’s best known from Puebla, Mexico, where talavera pottery is still being handmade. Many modern talavera designs have included an assortment of earth tones to their designs, like yellows, greens, and browns.
Talavera patterns can now also be found in clothing and jewelry trends. While I’d love to take a piece of my culture with me everywhere, it’s in my home where I see it fitting best. To add a little cultural style to my home, I created my own talavera patterned tea towels by potato stamping!
Learn how to make these easy DIY potato stamp tea towels to add a little Mexican style to your home!
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