Our Devotion Loteria Cards are an artistic twist of one of the world's oldest card games, "La Loteria.” Garnish your decor with a taste of true culture that has an authentic vintage style.
Introducing the “El Corazon” Loteria placard, available in 2 sizes both the Large and Small wall hanging sculptures are made up of 2 pieces. The artisan-sculpted anatomical heart and thick ceramic tablet fit together with an iron pin; the tablet is equipped with a hook to hang on the wall or display on an easel for everyone to appreciate. Artisan-sculpted ceramic that is hand-painted in rich colors and finished with a 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.
Large | 10”w x 14”h x 5”depth (placard + heart sculpture)
Small | 4”w x 6”h x 3”depth (placard + heart sculpture)
*Measurements include Loteria placard and small sculpture.
Artisanal Process of Creation
Very dense and durable ceramic is fired in a kiln heated by wood. Display Indoor or outdoors (in a covered area). Equipped to hang on the wall. A dimensional sculpture fused with metal wires allows the accents (heart sculpture) to be moved/manipulated.
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.
To learn more about the history of La Lotería, how the artwork of the cards has been cleverly translated onto these sculptures part of the Devotion Collection, and learn about the artist behind their creation we encourage you to click the following link and read our blog article!
La Lotería, A Game Of Chance Translated Into A Work Of Art