A look at traditional Amate
Today we looked at a traditional Mexican folkart”amate”.
Amate is a type of paper produced from the fibers of the bark of fig trees.Typically amate paintings do not have any background colors,and are usually painted with thick black lines.
In order to reproduce our version ,we crushed up and smoothed the brown paper bag several times.This method is used to achieve a softer appearance. Then we drew flowers,animals,and birds on the bag and painted them with bright colors.