Mexican Gourd Hand Made/Painted Folk Art Mexico Removable Lid Decorative #1
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- Whimsical Hand Painted Lacquered Gourd.
- The gourd is 6 1/2" tall.
- It is about 6" wide.
- The circumference of the gourd is 16".
- Mexican lacquer ware is the name given to gourds and wooden objects that have been coated for decoration purposes.
- 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.
- This technique was called laca (lacquer) or maque by the Spaniards because of its similarity with Chinese lacquer ware.
- In Michoacan, 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.