Made by the Otomi Indians who live in Mexico's Sierra Madre mountains. The word amate means "paper" in the Nahuatl language. To make amate, the bark of ficus and mulberry trees is washed, boiled in a large pot for several hours with ashes or lime, then rinsed and laid in strips on a wooden board. The open lattice pattern is made with flattened fibers laid at right angles.
Woven Melon 17" x 22" (sizes vary slightly)
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