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Amate Bark Paper from Mexico - Colors


Amate Bark Paper from Mexico - Colors

Amate Bark Paper from Mexico - Colors



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Amate Bark Paper from Mexico - Colors - Handmade by the Otomi Indian artisans of Mexico, the culture of amate paper dates back to pre-Columbian Meso-American times. The word amate derives from amatl, the Nahuatl word for paper. Mayan and Aztec Indians painted on amate paper to create codices (accordion folded books) depicting stories, historical events and even astrology. The Otomi people still use amate paper today for creating cutout figures for religious ceremonies while other village artisans use it for Mexican folk art depicting colorful urban scenes, festivals and celebrations. The paper is created from the bark of the amate wild fig tree (xalama), the nettle tree (jonote), and mulberry (moral). Each type of bark produces a different tone of color, ranging from coffee browns to silvery whites. The pulp from these barks are often combined to produce a swirling marble effect. The artisans first wash the bark, then boil it in a solution of lime juice for several hours, and lay strips on a wooden board. They beat the strips until they fuse together to form the desired texture, then dry them in the sun. This acid free paper is a wonderful choice for use in fine art including painting, ink and pastel drawings, crafts, invitations, cards, decoration and bookbinding. The solid, non-woven sheets are laser and inkjet printable.


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Amate Bark Paper from Mexico - Colors


Amate Bark Paper from Mexico - Colors

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Amate Bark Paper- Lattice Blue Hues 15.5 x 23.5 Inch Sheet


Amate Bark Paper- Lattice Blue Hues 15.5 x 23.5 Inch Sheet
GPCM5371
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Amate Bark Paper- Lattice Chocolate/Natural 15.5 x 23.5 Inch Sheet


Amate Bark Paper- Lattice Chocolate/Natural 15.5 x 23.5 Inch Sheet
GPCM5370
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Amate Bark Paper- Lattice Green/Natural 15.5 x 23.5 Inch Sheet


Amate Bark Paper- Lattice Green/Natural 15.5 x 23.5 Inch Sheet
GPCM5372
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Amate Bark Paper- Mint 15.5 x 23.5 Inch Sheet


Amate Bark Paper- Mint 15.5 x 23.5 Inch Sheet
GPCM5318
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Amate Bark Paper- Ocean Blue 15.5 x 23.5 Inch Sheet


Amate Bark Paper- Ocean Blue 15.5 x 23.5 Inch Sheet
GPCM5319
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Amate Bark Paper- Petal Pink 15.5 x 23.5 Inch Sheet


Amate Bark Paper- Petal Pink 15.5 x 23.5 Inch Sheet
GPCM5316
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Amate Bark Paper- Sage 15.5 x 23.5 Inch Sheet


Amate Bark Paper- Sage 15.5 x 23.5 Inch Sheet
GPCM5317
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Amate Bark Paper- Woven Butterscotch 15.5 x 23.5 Inch Sheet


Amate Bark Paper- Woven Butterscotch 15.5 x 23.5 Inch Sheet
GPCM5345
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Amate Bark Paper- Woven Denim 15.5 x 23.5 Inch Sheet


Amate Bark Paper- Woven Denim 15.5 x 23.5 Inch Sheet
GPCM5342
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Amate Bark Paper- Woven Light Cranberry 15.5 x 23.5 Inch Sheet


Amate Bark Paper- Woven Light Cranberry 15.5 x 23.5 Inch Sheet
GPCM5344
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Amate Bark Paper- Woven Rainbow 15.5 x 23.5 Inch Sheet


Amate Bark Paper- Woven Rainbow 15.5 x 23.5 Inch Sheet
GPCM5346
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Amate Bark Paper- Woven Robin Egg Blue 15.5 x 23.5 Inch Sheet


Amate Bark Paper- Woven Robin Egg Blue 15.5 x 23.5 Inch Sheet
GPCM5343
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