Michoacán Painted Wooden Trays

$ 35.00
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Small with Two Large Flowers
Small with Three Large Flowers
Small with One Purple Flower

These carved and painted trays or shallow bowls of wood are known as bateas. You may be familiar with these round, carved bateas with the colorful, typical flowers painted on the black background. They are a type of tourist art which comes from the state of Michoacán. They've been around for a long time and I usually pick them up at antique shops all over the country. They have a handmade charm, sometimes faded, but always on a dark black background and decorated inside and sometimes on the edges with hand-painted flowers and flourishes. They are sold as is--there may be cracks, scraped paint, bumpy edges etc! 

This particular group is newer, made more recently and purchased in Mexico City at the grand, giant market, La Merced. They are very sweet even without the aged patina. Use drop-down menu to select. 

state of origin:  Michoacán
dimensions: Tiny: 8" Small:  9.5"-10"

Available: Quantities limited by Style
Small with Two Large Flowers: 4
Small with Three Large Flowers: 0
Small with One Purple Flower: 0
Tiny: 0