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Amate Folk Art

DETAILS:Unique 100% natural paper print depicting nature and animals, mythical and real

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

Produced by hand in Puebla, Mexico by Otomi Indigenous groups 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. 

HANDMADE IN: Mexico 

SIZING: Measures 10'' x 10'' 

NOTES:  One of a kind

Ships unframed

Please specify color preference: Peach, Green, Brick Red


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