Are you sure the word isn't "amate"? Amate' is a type of paper made from
mulberry bark. It is normally brown and has a sort of "swirlly" texture.
The paint is normally very bright and sounds like what you are describing.
The price would make sense if it was done in pesos before the peso switched.
Look up amate and see.
I have a couple of pieces but I would have to pull them out to scan them for
From: Jhirunrtx@aol.com [mailto:Jhirunrtx@aol.com]
Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2003 6:00 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: artwork question
I was given four framed artworks recently that I'm trying to find some
They are hand painted on hand made paper. The paper is brown. The paint is
bright, flat colors. Subject is birds, flowers leaves and ferns. Very
stylized. Looks like rosemailing.
There's a tag on the back of one with this written: (I've only unframed
I've tried putting arnati in to varioius search engines and have come up
with everything from a town in Romania, a peruvian commune, an opera singer
and various counts.
Can anyont shed some more light on what this art is and where it comes from?