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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Orange-Red Mexican Laquered Maque Dish from Uruapan Michoacan

$60.00 USD
0727-20

ABOUT THIS MAQUE LACQUERED DISH

This one of a kind Maque lacquered plate or batea is from Uruapan, Michoacan.It is decorated with flowers in orange and red tones. The whole dish 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 5.66 In / 14.4 cm.
APROX. WEIGHT 3.30 Oz  / 94 gr. 
MADE OF Wood
REGION Uruapan, Michoacán.
TECHNIQUE Maque
ETHNIC GROUP Purépecha
SKU 0727-20
CARE Clean with pledge or similar, avoid contact with water.