Maque or lacquerware is a complex ancient technique and art form in Mexico that involves layering of greases, oils, minerals and pigments. It is a functional and decorative art, developed to create a protective coating or veneer over a surface, making it impermeable and beautiful.
- Natural pigments, such as cochineal, indigo, cempasuchil/marigold are used to embellish each object.
- Made in Uruapan, Michoacán México.
- 3" x 4.5" Medium
- 4.5" x 7" Large
CARE & MAINTENANCE
- Dust with a soft, dry cloth.
- Avoid using harsh household cleansers as they can damage the finish.
This item is made by the hands of gifted and talented artisans from all over Mexico. Each artesania represents the vibrant colors, folklore and richness found in Mexico’s artistic culture.
Items from VIVA FRIDA showcase an artistic style where traditional meets modern.