Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.
Mexican Lacquered Wood dish Maque from Uruapan Michoacan Blue & Red
ABOUT THIS MAQUE LACQUERED DISH
This beautiful Maque lacquered wood plate or batea is from Uruapan, Michoacan.It is decorated with flowers on a dish with blue background and a red 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.
|HEIGHT||.62 In / 1.6 cm.|
|DIAMETER||3.97 In / 10.1 cm.|
|APROX. WEIGHT||1.05 Oz / 30 gr.|
|CARE||Clean with pledge or similar, avoid contact with water.|