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