Amate Bark Paper from Mexico: Coin Pattern

This gorgeous paper comes to us from a Mexico, where skilled artisans have been producing amate paper for centuries. The culture of amate paper dates back to pre-Columbian Meso-American times.

Amate paper looks amazing if you simply frame a sheet as ready made artwork. Also terrific for bookmaking arts, collage, multimedia artwork, paper sculpture, lampshades, and more.

This solid amate papers are made with embossed discs that look like "coins." This gives the sheets a lightly textured surface reminiscent of polka dots or beehive pattern. These sheets are ideal for painting with encaustic, gouache, or acrylic!