Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.
Lacquered Maque Batea Bird Mexican Lacquerware from Uruapan Michoacan
ABOUT THIS MAQUE DISH
This one of a kind Maque lacquered plate or batea is from Uruapan, Michoacan.It is beautifully decorated with a bird and flowers in a blue and black palette. 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||.98 In / 2.5 cm.|
|LENGHT||9.44 In / 24 cm.|
|WIDTH||6.49 In / 16.5 cm.|
|APROX. WEIGHT||7 Oz / 199 gr.|
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