Named after the traditional Mexican art of painting onto paper made from the amate bark. This mesmerising print was hand drawn with intricately decorated orange, coral and blue songbirds entwined together by pale yellow beading, creating a beautiful balance of vibrant colours.
The Amate was a sacred scripture that recorded ancient history, religious rituals and local stories; it was used as spiritual way of linking people to their past. The print’s detailed depiction of songbirds, often found on ancient pottery, and beaded elements around the neckline, pay homage to the Huichol artistic custom of using shells, clay and seeds to create jewellery or decorate sculptures.
Romantic as it is serene, the Amate print features vibrant blue and warm orange tones, which remind us of a beautiful Mexican sunset.