This numbered edition Acrylic Glass Print, designed by ceyda caba, comes with a numbered and signed certificate of authenticity. Printed on archival-quality photo paper mounted on the back of a 1/8" thick, clear acrylic substrate, this artwork comes ready to hang on a wire attached to a wooden frame fixed on the back.
Playing cards first entered Europe in the late 14th century, probably by Marco Polo from China. At that time there were 4 classes in France and the symbols of the cards were based on these classes. Hearts: Aristocrats and church; Spades: like a shape of sword .the army, Diamonds: Money and deals.. Clubs: like a shape of clover resembleles the lowest society,and farmers. these four suits also correspond to the four elements: fire, water, air and earth. Spades: FIRE,symbolize willpower,courage and strenght Hearts: WATER,stand for love,emotions,imaginatio subconscious. Clubs: AIR, mind,speech and words Diamonds: EARTH, signify wealth and matter... Also, Twelve face cards,directly relating to the twelve months of the year and the twelve signs of zodiac. Two colors of the deck-red & black- matching the two halves of the year (summer solistice and winter equinox). The four suits -Diamonds,Clubs,hearts,Spades- match the four seasons of the year. Deck holds 52 cards just as there are 52weeks a year. All the spots on the cards in the deck equal 365,the number of days in a year.
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