Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.
Mexican Lacquered Green Dish Maque from Uruapan, Michoacan
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
|WIDTH||.39 In / 1 cm.|
|DIAMETER||4.92 In / 12.5 cm.|
|APROX. WEIGHT||1 Oz / 29 gr.|
|CARE||Clean with soft dry cloth & pledge or similar. Avoid water|