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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Gold Outlined Mexican Lacquered Wood Chest Box

$1,480.00 USD
WL2201

ABOUT THIS MEXICAN LACQUERED WOOD PIECE

This lacquered chest was outlined with 23 karat gold leaf. It is a true work of art from Olinalá, a town in the mountains of Guerrero,  Mexico. The box is made of Linaloe wood, which has a characteristic and beautiful citric scent. The base is detachable. 

To create the lacquer, the people from Olinalá use natural oils and colors from plants, insects, ashes, soils and sands from the region. As you may see on the animal and flower designs, it all comes from and is inspired by nature.

 There are two common techniques for creating lacquer wood: Rayado and Dorado.

The “Rayado” technique it’s an engraving of the wood using a thorn from a plant, attached to a turkey feather. The “Dorado” Technique consists of painting the piece without any engraving, sometimes using gold or silver leaf.

This piece in particular was crafted using the dorado technique.

 TECHNICAL DATA

BASE
15.6 x13.66  In. /  39.7 x34.7 cm
HEIGHT
16.14 In.  /41 cm
MADE OF Wood, Natural pigments & 23 Karat Gold Leaf. 
COMMENTS Detachable base. 
REGION Olinala, Guerrero
TECHNIQUE Lacquered Wood
ETHNIC GROUP Nahua
SKU WL2201
Care Avoid contact with water, clean with pledge or similar product