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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Awarded Dish w Butterflies 23.5k Gold Outlined Lacquerware Patzcuaro Mexico

$1,300.00 USD
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ABOUT THIS GOLD OUTLINED LACQUERWARE DISH

 This gold outlined lacquered dish is an award winning piece in one of the most important Mexican Folk Art contests held in Mexico (Pátzcuaro Nov2019). It is made of wood and exquisitely decorated with monarch butterflies & flowers. It was hand painted with oil painting & 23.5karat gold! The contour is superb and the decoration is mind blowing. To create this piece the background was painted in black, then the 23.5k  Gold fixed using a mordant and finally the color was added using oil painting on a fine brush.

The decoration of the piece is exquisite and elegant. The back of the dish is painted in a lacquered dark red tone. Due to its quality and fine technique this dish is origin denomination protected Just like the finest wines or liquors in the world. 

Lacquerware has been produced in México since pre columbian times and competes with the lacquer produced in Asia in terms of quality and beauty.  Some pieces are decorated with colored oil paintings and gold and some are decorated with bronze instead of gold.  This dish is completely decorated with 23.5 Karat gold and oil paintings. 


  TECHNICAL DATA

DIAMETER
13.7 In / 35cm.
MADE OF Wood, Lacquer & 23.5 Karat Gold. 
REGION Pátzcuaro, Michoacán.
TECHNIQUE Lacquered wood with outlined 23.5k Gold.
ETHNIC GROUP Purépecha.
COMMENTS Winner of 2nd Prize in Folk art contest. Documentation available.