Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.
Olinala Mexican Lacquered Wood Chest Box with Golden Flowers
ABOUT THIS MEXICAN LACQUERED WOOD PIECE
This lacquered chest is a true work of art from Olinalá, a town in the mountains of Guerrero, Mexico. The box is made of Linaloe wood, which has a characteristic and beautiful citric scent.
To create the lacquer, the people from Olinalá use natural oils and colors from plants, insects, ashes, soils and sands from the region. As you may see on the animal and flower designs, it all comes from and is inspired by nature.
There are two common techniques for creating lacquer wood: Rayado and Dorado.
The “Rayado” technique it’s an engraving of the wood using a thorn from a plant, attached to a turkey feather. The “Dorado” Technique consists of painting the piece without any engraving, sometimes using gold or silver leaf.
This piece in particular was crafted using the rayado technique.
|HEIGHT||5.31 In. / 13.5 cm|
|LENGHT||8.26 In. / 20 cm|
|WIDTH||4.5In. / 11.5 cm|
|Care||Avoid contact with water, clean with pledge or similar product|