Vintage Mexican Large Batea Hand Crafted Tole Floral Wood Bowl Tray 16" Diameter
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Vintage Mexican Large Batea Hand Crafted Tole Floral Wood Bowl Tray 16" Diameter:
Absolutely beautiful decorative platter or batea from Mexico. Hand carved out of a single piece of wood and painted with vegetable oil, powdered pigments and melted tar. The floral design is typical from the mid-twentieth century. The technique predates the Spanish arrival in Mexico. Condition does show some overall wear and there are two repaired cracks that can be seen on the back and that extend into the flowers in the interior. This does not detract from the beauty of this piece in my opinion. Please contact me with any questions.