Amate Artistry

Amate Artistry

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Amate is a traditional Mexican-made bark paper whose roots can be traced back well over a millennium. Employed both in religious ceremony and the practical logistics of civilizations like the Triple Alliance of Tenochtitlan, Texcoco, and Tlacopan, indigenous craftspeople were able to keep this tradition alive in secret despite attempts by the invading Spanish to extinguish it. The paper has a lovely, velvet hand and offers a perfect neutral ground for artwork by traditional Nahua painters. Puzzlers are sure to enjoy the subtle textures and brilliant, joyous colourings of this enduring Mexican folk art!