Two-sided Giant Playing Card from “Il Mercante in Fiera Calabrese di Luca Viapiana” ©2020, accompanied by a Origin Certification. Available in three sizes: Jumbo, Medium, Icona. Back Color at your choosing: Orange, Blue.
In Italy Pinus leucodermis, which means white-skinned, grows exclusively in the Pollino National Park. The longest-living specimen in Europe, discovered in the core of the massif in the province of Cosenza, is 1230 years old and was baptized Italus to celebrate the king of Enotria, who lived here 3000 years ago and from which the word Italy would derive. The whipping winds and the progressive fall of the bark, whose pattern reminds the Roman military armour called lorica, make the naked trunk of the tree assume unresolved, skeletal and anthropomorphic shapes, almost as if it were a fossil with a soul. Perched on sharp rocks or scattered among the plateaus, these ivory giants defy frost and cheat on time.
Jumbo size: € 380 VAT included
Medium size: € 180 VAT included
Icona size: € 90 VAT included