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LACQUER Across the Oceans:

Independent Invention or Diffusion?
  • Also available as: Perfect Bound Softcover
  • Published: October 2013
  • Format: Casebound Hardcover(Color)
  • Pages: 162
  • Size: 8.5x11
  • ISBN: 9781469188706

LACQUER Across the Oceans: Independent Invention or Diffusion? is a comprehensive history of Mexican lacquer, its technology and materials, presented within the historical events of the nation. This book brings to light new information on the lacquer technology of Mexico and its direct link to Asian lacquerware, technology, materials, and decorative styles. Evidence points to its introduction to Mesoamerica by Asian travelers of long ago, and not the product of coincidental, parallel development, or introduction by Europeans. To support these comparisons and conclusions the author traveled to lacquer centers in Mexico, China, Japan, and Thailand. LACQUER Across the Oceans: Independent Invention or Diffusion? presents for the fist time evidence of the possible origin of lacquer traced to the prehistoric people of Turkestan. It gives a detailed description of resin lac and insect lac, and for the first time gives a step-by-step description of the similarities of Japanese Kanshitsu dry lacquer and maize-stalk, the pre-Colombian Mexican dry lacquer.

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