Loteria is Mexico's beloved Bingo game which has been around for hundreds of years. In my ramblings through antique flea markets in Mexico over the past 20 years, I have occasionally come across very old loteria cards. Some were hand painted or etched on heavy cardboard - some painted on tin sheets. Many Mexican icons we associate with Old Mexico come from loteria cards.
Shown here on a white background so you can see the detail better online. The "tea dyed" background adds a vintage feel. This 100% cotton is printed with classic loteria images shown as skeletons! The woman cowgirl, ballerina, musician, catrina, baker, bride, soldier, teacher and so on… delightfully detailed fabric to make all kinds of Day of the Dead crafts.
Good enough quality to make pillow cases, curtains, place-mats or how about a shirt or vest to wear to a candlelight procession? This particular design would lend itself to quilting or use it for your ofrenda as a tablecloth. Make individual bean bags or sachets as party favors.
This cloth is 45" wide and each image is a 2.75" x 4" rectangle.
Horizontal: Each set of 4 rectangles repeats 4 times across the width. (The second photo here is half the width of the cloth - shown on the bolt - with 2 full repeats showing).
Vertical pattern repeats on the 7th row or every 24". Total unique rectangles: 24.
2 yards will get you 3 complete sets of the 24 loteria cards.
CL043 $15.50 / yard (out temporarily)
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