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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Lacquered Maque Batea Bird Mexican Lacquerware from Uruapan Michoacan

$190.00 USD
MQ0727-13

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

 

TECHNICAL DATA
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. 
MADE OF Wood
REGION Uruapan, Michoacán.
TECHNIQUE Maque
ETHNIC GROUP Purépecha. 
SKU MQ0727-13

 

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