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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Mexican Lacquered Dish w Flowers Maque from Uruapan Michoacan

$260.00 USD
MQ0727-14

ABOUT THIS MAQUE DISH

This beautiful lacquered plate or batea is from Uruapan, Michoacan.It is beautifully decorated with flowers on a black background an a red border. 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 1.29 In / 3.3 cm.
DIAMETER 9.52 In / 24.2 cm.
APROX. WEIGHT 8.15 Oz  / 231 gr.
MADE OF Wood
REGION Uruapan, Michoacán.
TECHNIQUE Maque
ETHNIC GROUP Purépecha
SKU MQ0727-14
COMMENTS Signed at the back with artist´s initials M.R.P.