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    Posted 2 years ago

    ho2cultcha
    (4819 items)

    I found 5 of these yesterday - each one with different birds on them. They were beautifully done in some kind of laquer paints and they are old - 30s-40s would be my guess. They all had a lot of chips in the laquer, but i figured out how to restore them really well - using fingernail polish and a very fine steel wool. Mexican folk art is very similar to American folk art, but you can still find wonderful pieces! i'll post all 5 of these when i've finished with them.

    A guacal is a gourd-like fruit which grows on a tree. They look like melon trees!

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Beautiful colorful bird designs, truly lovely
    2. Congcu, 2 years ago
      Mexican gourd bowls. Many listed on eBay. Very colorful to be sure.

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