Olinala box dating to the 1940s. It's unique lacquer surface called ""Maque"" was produced by mixing powdered pigments with the sap from a shrub that grows in the mountains of Michoacan. The name Olinala has dual significance, being the name of the wood from which are carved or constructed and the town where an important market for these lacquered goods was located. This lacquer technique was first used by the Purepecha or Tarascan people who inhabited the area over 1000 years ago.
Exquisite lacquered wood box from Olinala, Guerrero. Circa 1950. Beautiful and in mint condition!
Old vintage Mexican Olinala Guerrero black lacquered wood box 7 1/2" long 1989
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