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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Mexican Lacquer dish batea blue & black from Uruapan Michoacan

$125.00 USD
MQ0727-17

ABOUT THIS MAQUE LACQUERED DISH

This Maque lacquered wooden plate or batea is from Uruapan, Michoacan.It is decorated with blue flowers on a black background. The whole dish 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.
DIAMETER 6.88 In / 17.5 cm.
APROX. WEIGHT 5.75 Oz  / 163 gr.
MADE OF Wood
REGION Uruapan, Michoacán.
TECHNIQUE Maque
ETHNIC GROUP Purepecha
SKU MQ0727-17
COMMENTS Clean with Pledge & a soft dry cloth. Avoid water