Segio Xoñu puts a lifetime of experience into every paper amate that he creates. It’s a family tradition that’s been carried through the generations.
This paper art is created from tree bark that’s boiled until it’s pliable enough to be hand-formed into geometric designs
Sergio has been making these amates for his entire life, since learning the art from his grandfather. He can be found seven days a week in the northeast corner of the plaza, and if you’re lucky there’s a chance you might catch him while he’s at work making a new piece
Sergio makes the amates in a variety of sizes, from a few inches to a few feet, and most unframed pieces can be easily rolled up to take with you on an airplane. (In fact, in centuries past they’ve been traditionally stored this way.)