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Mexican Amate Paper Frame

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Inspired by the rich artistic history of the, Mexican artist Luis Miranda

Amate although called paper is more like a nonwoven fabric. The paper is created from the bark of the wild fig tree, the nettle tree and mulberry tree, each with a different tone of color, ranging from coffee browns to silvery whites.

Men peel the bark from the trees and women make the paper. They wash the bark and
boil it in a large pot with ashes or lime (calcium hydroxide) for several hours until softened.

Next the crafters rinse the pulp and laid it on a wooden board to beat it with a stone until the fibers fuse into a paste. The paste is molded and left to dry in the sun.

Product ID: 349921

Details: 

  • 1.00 lbs
  • 23.5 H x 23.5 W
  • Arrives framed
  • Signed by the artist
  • Made in Mexico
  • Shipped from USA

 

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