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Art in Embassies Mexico
The Power Of Women
December 9, 2022

Martina Adame

Martina Adame was born in the small village of Maxela (a Nahua community in Guerrero, Mexico).  Over the past twenty years, this community has seen the development of a class of women painters within the regional movement of ethnic amate painting.  Like most Nahua peasant-artisans in this semi-arid region, Adame began by drawing dazzlingly colored long-feathered birds and plant motifs inspired by the decorative themes of traditional pottery before tackling the great genre of amateur painting.


Watercolor and Chinese Ink on Amate Paper. Courtesy of Colección y Archivo de Fundación Televisa