bird & tamarindo


When I lived in Berkeley, there was a store where you could buy reams and rolls of dyed handmade paper from all over the world.   

I used handmade paper ~ turquoise, gold, crimson ~ to create a giant accordion chapbook. It stood on the floor to the height of my elbows.   


Dos mujeres ~ Tepehua, Nahuas & Otomi Mexican women engaged in papermaking …

Without using a blender to pulp the fibers, as I do ~ paper-making bark is peeled by Otomi mujeres, then boiled with lye & ash to soften.   

“Folhetos” ~ literatura de cordel ~ chapbooks on strings. “Bird” and “Tamarindo” are my favorites this afternoon…


Do not pray by heart, but with the heart. ~ Anonymous

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