El desafío de este proyecto tenía como objetivo mostrar la cultura española.
Ya que el origen del vino es de Aragón se buscaron símbolos que hablaran de esa cultura y se descubrió durante la investigación que fue Pedro III de Aragón quien introdujo en Italia las primeras barajas de cartas a occidente.
The challenge of this project aimed to show the Spanish culture.
As the origin of the wine is from Aragon, we look for symbols that speak of that culture and it was discovered during the investigation that it was Pedro III of Aragon who introduced the first decks of cards to the West in Italy.
The invention of the deck of cards is not exact but it is believed that it was born in China in the 12th century.
Its expansion throughout the rest of Europe did not come until the 13th century, at the height of the military peak of the Crown of Aragon. In 1282 Pedro III of Aragon crossed the Mediterranean to conquer Sicily and, according to many authors, he introduced the first decks of cards in Italy.
The oldest deck of cards exhibited at the Museo Fournier de Naipes de Álava was made at the beginning of the 15th century. It is one of the oldest decks that are preserved in the world. And in it already appear, as in Fournier’s today, the ace, the jack and the king.