Not you average conversational piece, the Large La Mano loteria card will fill you with astonishment while adding the right amount of culture to your decor. This “La Loteria” card is made up of 2 hand sculpted ceramic pieces, the anatomical heart and thick ceramic tablet are fixed together with an iron pin, the tablet is equipped with a hook to hang on the wall, or display on easel for everyone to appreciate. Artisan sculpted ceramic that is hand painted in rich colors finished with varnish rub. This unique piece of Folk Art is inspired by the old world card game known as La Loteria, originating in Italy in the 15th century & brought to Mexico in 1769.
Very dense and durable ceramic which is fired in a Kiln that's heated by wood. Display Indoor or outdoor(in covered area). Equipped to hang on wall. A dimensional sculpture, that is fused with metal wires which allow the accents (hearts) to be moved / manipulated.
9.5”w x 14”h x 1”thick (placard) - 5”thick (placard + sculpture)
The History of La Lotería...
Spanish for “the lottery”, Lotería is a card game that originated in Italy during the 15th century and was later brought to Mexico in the 1700's. Lotería began in the old country as a hobby for the richer or upper classes of Spanish society, but eventually the card games popularity thrived in Mexico to become a big tradition for all classes of Mexican society. Sometimes referred to as the "Mexican game of chance" Loteria is similar to bingo. Using images on a deck of cards instead of plain numbers on ping pong balls. Every image has a name and an assigned number, but the number is usually ignored. Each player has at least one tabla, a board with a randomly created 4 x 4 grid of pictures with their corresponding name and number. Players choose what tabla they want to play with, from a variety of previously created tablas. Each one presents a different selection of images.
Ceramic Loteria Card “La Mano” #21 Large.
- Product Code: DV-Lot-1021
- Availability: In Stock