Also known as Huun - the Mayan word for paper as well as the tree used in papermaking for hundreds of years. The ancient practice disappeared completely in Yucatan until 1985 when Project Huun of sustainable community development was initiated. This paper today is made by Maya-Yucatec artisans who combine Washi techniques with the ancient Mayan techniques.
Huun paper is 100% alfa-cellulose of select fibers of plants such as Sanseviera (Mother-in-law's Tongue) and Cattail. Both are renewable, the use of which does no damage to the environment.
Amate is bark paper made by pounding the bark by hand with a special stone. The bark grows back into the tree making it eco-friendly and dried in the sunlight. Traditionally, this thick paper was used for ceremonial paper cuts. It has a unique texture and a thickness that makes it useful for book covers and other heavier applications. Weight varies slightly by each handmade sheet.