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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Mexican Lacquered Maque Blue, Yellow & Flowers Wood Dish from Uruapan

$60.00 USD
MQ0727-19

ABOUT THIS MAQUE LACQUERED DISH

This one of a kind Maque lacquered wood plate or batea is from Uruapan, Michoacan.It is decorated with flowers on a dish with blue background and a yellow border. The whole batea 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 .70 In / 1.8 cm.
DIAMETER 5.27 In / 13.4 cm.
APROX. WEIGHT  2.70 Oz  / 76 gr. 
MADE OF Wood
REGION Uruapan, Michoacán.
TECHNIQUE Maque
ETHNIC GROUP Purepecha
SKU MQ0727-19
CARE Avoid contact with water. Clean with pledge or similar