Amate is a type of bark paper made in Mexico for centuries. Otomi people make not only the paper itself, but create elaborate cut outs with amate paper.
The first video will show you the process of creating Amate paper in San Pablito, Mexico.
The second video tells you about the Mayan Calendar. Some amate cut outs are based on these figures.
STUDENTS: Take notes, or be prepared to review this video before the Final Exam.
This video shows the process we use to create Amate-like Paper Cuts and a few student examples.
If you prefer, here is document version of how we create Amate-Style Paper Cutouts