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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Black & Gold gourd 23.5k Gold Outlined Lacquerware Patzcuaro Michoacan

$1,000.00 USD
WE2005

ABOUT THIS GOLD OUTLINED LACQUERWARE GOURD

 This gold outlined lacquered gourd is one of the finest manifestations of Mexican Folk Art. It was crafted by the multi awarded Mario Agustín Gaspar, one of the Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art and one of the best gold lacquerware artists in Mexico

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 using a beautiful geometric pattern over a black background. The artist's choice was to leave the natural color of the gourd on the lid to add a more subtle contrast with the gold.  Only a master of this technique could achieve such splendid piece of art. 

Lacquerware has been produced in México since pre columbian times and is as good as the one produced in Asia in terms of quality and beauty.  

  TECHNICAL DATA

HEIGHT 9 In / 23cm.
DIAMETER
8.26 In / 21cm.
MADE OF Wood (gourd), Lacquer & 23.5 Karat Gold. 
REGION Pátzcuaro, Michoacán.
TECHNIQUE Lacquered wood (gourd) with outlined 23.5k Gold.
ETHNIC GROUP Purépecha
ARTIST MARIO AGUSTÍN GASPAR