Mexican Gourd Handmade Folk Art Decor Rustic Day of the Dead Sugar Skull

$ 29.99
  • Whimsical Hand Painted Lacquered Day of the Dead Skull Gourd.
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  • Gourd Height w/ Base - 4 1/2" 
  • Gourd Circumference 12 1/2"
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  • This gorgeous gourd has been hand painted bright orange, with beautiful Day of the Dead Sugar Skull style.
  • The artisan Senor Busmaro Pina from Morelia, Mexico. 
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  • This amazing gourd took 3 months to make, due to the process of making each gourd.
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  • The Skulls paint is chipped in several places giving this art piece a rustic well lived look perfect for the theme of Day of the Dead.
  • The base of the gourd is secured with twine making it have more texture and depth as an art piece.
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  • Mexican lacquer ware is the name given to gourds and wooden objects that have been coated for decoration purposes
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  • The lacquer ware process begins by smearing the object with vegetable or insect oil.
  • Next, it is covered with several coats of powdered soil rich in dolostone. (also known as “dolostone” (It is a sedimentary rock composed primarily of the mineral dolomite).  They are then left to dry and polished before decorated.
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  • This technique was called laca (lacquer) or maque by the Spaniards because of its similarity with Chinese lacquer ware. 
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  • The wooden objects or gourds are smeared with the axe insect oil. It is made by boiling insect oil, grounding, filtering and finally drying the insect to extract its fat.

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