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NOVICA 229093 Sun Mandala' Amate Paper Wall Art

NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured - we’ll do everything we possibly can to ensure you’re a happy customer. About this item: Mystical geometry combines with discreet openwork in the hypnotic image of a mandala underscored by pre-Hispanic artistry. Mexico's Edgar Trejo is proud of his Otomí heritage, which he seeks to preserve by painting with natural dyes on amate paper. Titled "Mandala del sol" in Spanish. - Arrives unframed - Eco-Friendlly: painted with natural dyes on handmade paper - Signed by the artist About our Artist: "My father taught me everything I know, and that is part of my Otomi culture, of which I am very proud. The art of painting on amate paper runs through my veins. Seeing how tree bark and natural fibers are transformed into amazing paintings is what motivates to create. The process was devised by our ancestors in pre-Hispanic times, and it is passed from one generation to the next. It depends on moon cycles to know when to cut an incision on the root of the tree - wild fig, nettle or mulberry - and extract the inner bark. The bark is dried, boiled with ash and lime, and beaten into a paste, which is sun-dried. I create my designs with an ingenious perspective. My family has supported me through the trials of this experience. I hope to preserve this tradition by teaching my daughters. I hope to build a little house so my family can live better, with the grace of God. One of my greatest dreams is exhibiting my work in museums and galleries, so people can learn about Otomi culture and language."