Painted lacquerware employs pigments mixed with chía oil and applied with a brush to create pictorial scenes and patterns. Incised lacquerware utilizes negative space and multiple layers of colored lacquer. Decorative motifs are carved away to reveal another color of lacquer. Inlaid lacquerware is also carved. Deeper levels of the wood or gourd are revealed and then meticulously painted. All three techniques have the same final step, another layer of chía oil or aje is applied to the surface, which is rubbed with a cloth to create a luster and protect the decorations.
Made in Mexico.
Details: Made by the best skilled artisans from Olinala Guerrero, Mexico, where they are well-known for hand-carved and hand-painted wooden art pieces.
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