Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.
Mexican Lacquered Wooden Dish with Flowers Maque from Michoacan
ABOUT THIS MAQUE LACQUERED DISH
This Maque lacquered plate or batea is from Uruapan, Michoacan.It is decorated with flowers on a white background and a red contour. The whole piece 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||.78 In / 2 cm.|
|LENGHT||5.94 In / 15.1 cm.|
|WIDTH||5.70 In / 14.5 cm.|
|APROX. WEIGHT||3.30 Oz / 94 gr.|
|COMMENTS||Clean with pledge or similar, avoid contact with water.|