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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Yellow & Blue Flowery Maque Batea Mexican Lacquerware from Uruapan

$120.00 USD
0727-16

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.

  TECHNICAL DATA

HEIGHT 1.25 In / 3.2 cm.
DIAMETER 7.48 In / 19 cm.
APROX. WEIGHT 6.20 Oz  / 177 gr. 
MADE OF Wood
REGION Uruapan, Michoacán.
TECHNIQUE Maque
ETHNIC GROUP Purepecha
SKU 0727-16
CARE Avoid contact with water, clean with pledge or similar.