All about Mexican traditional folkart: "Amate Painting"

Mexican Folk Art: Amate Paintings

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Birds of Paradise traditional Amate Bark Painting, Otomi Indians, San Pablito, Mexico

This is an untitled Mexican Amate Bark painting. Originated with the ancient civilizations of the Myans and Aztecs. They believed paper to be sacred and created artwork that symbolizes significant characteristics of the ancient Mexican culture.

Papel Amate, or Bark Paper, is a form of traditional Mexican paper with pre-Hispanic origins.  Traditional bark paper was considered a specialty of the village shaman and was used for special rituals.  The Nahua and Otomi tribes eventually began using bark paper as a canvas for traditional paintings. Typically the Otomi of Puebla painstakingly craft the paper out of fig tree or mulberry tree bark and then sell it to the Nahua of Guerrero for painting.  These bark paintings, papel amate, are…

Papel Amate, or Bark Paper, is a form of traditional Mexican paper with pre-Hispanic origins. Traditional bark paper was considered a specialty of the village shaman and was used for special rituals.

BARK PAINTING OF TWO PEACOCKS, AMATE. MEXICAN FOLK ART. - Images hosted at BiggerBids.com

BARK PAINTING OF TWO PEACOCKS, AMATE. MEXICAN FOLK ART. - Images hosted at BiggerBids.com

ORIGINAL Birds Flowers Nest modern Oil PAINTING on canvas impressionism decorative palette knife fine art by Karen Tarlton

another mexican bark painting

Mexican bark paintings painted on thin bark with watercolors usually depicting tropical birds.

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