Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.
Yellow & Blue Flowery Maque Batea Mexican Lacquerware from Uruapan
ABOUT THIS MAQUE DISH
This Blue & Yellow Maque lacquered plate or batea is from Uruapan, Michoacan.It is beautifully decorated with two flowers. 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||1.25 In / 3.2 cm.|
|DIAMETER||7.48 In / 19 cm.|
|APROX. WEIGHT||6.20 Oz / 177 gr.|
|CARE||Avoid contact with water, clean with pledge or similar.|