Village Folk Art

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Unique 100% natural original art

Nahua and Otomi traditional designs are made using bark paper, called papel amate.

Produced by hand in Puebla, Mexico in the Otomi Indigenous tradition using bark from Mulberry and Fig trees. This ancient art of paper making involves soaking Mulberry bark to create pulp, then using molds and screens to create off-white paper. The bark is washed, boiled, and laid in lines on a wooden board. These fibers are then beaten with a stone until they fuse together. Fig tree bark is used to create the darker paper. 

One of a kind

Ships unframed

MEASURES: ~11.5'' x 16''

HANDMADE IN: Mexico