Making Amate: Bark Paper of Aztec & Maya

map, bark paper
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Tuesday
November 19, 2019
Cepeda Branch
651 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.
512-974-7372
Making Amate: Bark Paper of Aztec & Maya
Paper Crafts

The Aztec and Maya had thousands of books made of amate, a paper-like material, long before the arrival of the Spanish. Amate papermaking was forbidden during the Colonial era, but survived in some hard-to-reach valleys among the Otomi Nation, in Mexico.

During this hands-on demonstration, Yamandu Ploskonka will share about amate, its history and cultural impact, and about the Otumi Hñähñu today as they continue making amate in San Pablito, using similar methods to those used for hundreds of years.

Participants will make an amate piece to take home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for making and crafting and, while you're at the Library, explore our diverse collection of DIY books!

Craft and find some books about DIY.
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Cepeda Branch
512-974-7372 | 651 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.
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