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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Mexican Lacquered Wood dish Maque from Uruapan Michoacan Blue & Red

$40.00 USD
MQ0727-22

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.

 

 TECHNICAL DATA

HEIGHT .62 In / 1.6 cm.
DIAMETER 3.97 In / 10.1 cm.
APROX. WEIGHT 1.05 Oz  / 30 gr. 
MADE OF Wood
REGION Uruapan, Michoacán.
TECHNIQUE Maque
ETHNIC GROUP Purepecha
SKU MQ0727-22
CARE Clean with pledge or similar, avoid contact with water.