Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Loteria Apron

Lotería is a tradition that involves art, passion, culture, and hobby of the upper class. The origin of Lotería can be traced back to the 15th century in Italy, where games were organized to collect funds for the poor. The game migrated to other countries. In France, King Francis formed the first state sponsored Loteria lottery game. Loteria arrived in Mexico in during the 18th century from Spain. Now known as Mexican Bingo, Loteria is fun for all.

I remember playing this game with my great-grandmother Luisa, my grandmother Celedonia, and my mom Benita. Family and friends would gather around in kitchens and porches. Everyone had loteria boards and chips to place on the board as cards were called out. We often used dried beans or bottle caps as chips. We sometimes played for pennies, but we always played for fun. When I found this fabric, it brought back memories and I knew I had to buy it. I made this apron with love for my culture and respect for my heritiage.

Con Amor,


  1. Very nice apron!!

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