Loteria Sacred Heart Metal Decor
This small, metal heart wall decoration is a part of MOA's current featured exhibition, Xicanx: Dreamers + Changemakers. The fight by Xicanx artists for social justice began generations ago and continues to this day. Their art and their activism remain vital in the movement toward social justice for all.
This metal heart is also considered a milagro (miracle) and features the classic lotería design. Milagros (also known as dijes or promesas) are religious folk charms that are traditionally used for healing purposes. Shaped to replicate a Mexican sacred heart with flames around it, these hearts have been used for centuries in churches for the faithful to request miracles. The flaming heart depicted is a popular symbol for expressing love and passion.
The Mexican lotería ("lottery") is a popular board game in Mexico and is a large, deeply-rooted part of Mexican culture. As the name implies, winning depends on luck. Lotería is similar to Bingo, but it has characters and objects instead of letters and numbers. Over time, the cards have become symbols of Mexican identity. This mug features the most recognized version of lotería, the “Don Clemente Gallo” rendition, introduced into Mexico in 1887 by the French businessman, Don Clemente Jacques.
- Metal, tin, paint
- Available in two designs
- 5 x 9" in size
- Made in Mexico