Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.
Mexican Lacquer dish batea blue & black from Uruapan Michoacan
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.
|HEIGHT||.98 In / 2.5 cm.|
|DIAMETER||6.88 In / 17.5 cm.|
|APROX. WEIGHT||5.75 Oz / 163 gr.|
|COMMENTS||Clean with Pledge & a soft dry cloth. Avoid water|