Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.
Mexican Lacquered Dish w Flowers Maque from Uruapan Michoacan
ABOUT THIS MAQUE DISH
This beautiful lacquered plate or batea is from Uruapan, Michoacan.It is beautifully decorated with flowers on a black background an a red border. The whole piece was crafted using the almost lost pre columbian technique of Maque, a type of lacquer developed by the Purepecha indian during the XIVth century. To make the painting, the artist must etch out the pattern and paint it after with a hand made mixture of vegetable pigments, oils and minerals. The preparation of the paint takes several days.
|HEIGHT||1.29 In / 3.3 cm.|
|DIAMETER||9.52 In / 24.2 cm.|
|APROX. WEIGHT||8.15 Oz / 231 gr.|
|COMMENTS||Signed at the back with artist´s initials M.R.P.|