Amate Bark Paper Painting Vintage 70s Hand Painted Mexican Folk Art Bright Neon Birds Peacocks Flowers

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Lovely vintage 70s Amate Mexican folk art painting on bark cloth

Height: 12-3/4"
Width: 9"

Good vintage condition. There are tiny holes at top and bottom edges where the painting was hung with push pins and the top right hand corner is slightly dog-eared. That said, this painting is still very displayable - especially if you are going to frame it. See last few photos for close ups.

The history of Amate Paper is long and intricate. Amate has been manufactured in Mexico since pre-Hispanic time, during this time Amate was used for many different proposes, such as ritual offerings, payment of tribute and as a surface for the elaboration of codices.

In 1960s Amate production as a commercial handicraft starter through the merging of two indigenous traditions that of the Otamis people who manufacture the bank paper and that of the Nahua people, who decorate it with colourful paintings like flowers, birds, deer, rabbits and everyday stories.

Please bear that in mind that, when you purchase vintage, it might not be perfect, but it will be authentic. No returns will be accepted on vintage items so make sure that you read the description and look at the pictures before committing to a purchase. Please contact me if you have additional questions about the nature and condition of the product.

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