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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Mexican Lacquered Wooden Dish with Flowers Maque from Michoacan

$75.00 USD
MQ072718

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.

TECHNICAL DATA

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. 
MADE OF Wood
REGION Uruapan, Michoacán.
TECHNIQUE Maque
ETHNIC GROUP Purépecha
SKU MQ0727-18
COMMENTS Clean with pledge or similar, avoid contact with water.