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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Mexican Lacquered Green Dish Maque from Uruapan, Michoacan

$48.00 USD
MQ0727-21

ABOUT THIS MAQUE LACQUERED DISH

This green Maque lacquered plate or batea is from Uruapan, Michoacan.It is beautifully decorated with flowers. 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

WIDTH .39 In / 1 cm.
DIAMETER 4.92 In / 12.5 cm.
APROX. WEIGHT 1 Oz  / 29 gr. 
MADE OF Wood
REGION Uruapan, Michoacán.
TECHNIQUE Maque
ETHNIC GROUP Purepecha
SKU MQ0727-21
CARE Clean with soft dry cloth & pledge or similar. Avoid water