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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Wooden Dish Batea from Uruapan Michoacan Fine Mexican Lacquerware

$195.00 USD
MQ0727-15

ABOUT THIS MAQUE LACQUERED DISH

This Maque lacquered plate or batea is from Uruapan, Michoacan.It is decorated with flowers on a black 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 1.18 In / 3 cm.
DIAMETER 7.2 In / 18.3 cm.
APROX. WEIGHT 7.35 Oz  / 209 gr.
MADE OF Wood
REGION Uruapan, Michoacán.
TECHNIQUE Maque
ETHNIC GROUP Purépecha
SKU MQ0727-15
CARE Clean with pledge or similar, avoid contact with water.