Making Amate: Bark Paper of Aztec & Maya
651 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.
All ages welcome
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!
512-974-7372 | 651 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.
Free and open to the public | Gratis y abierto al público