Kevin Attard - Malta Playing Arts

Kevin Attard

Back A detail of a delicately forged serving tray (in full below; sterling silver, 16x28cm) covers every card’s back and serves all. This filigree (the art form was introduced on the back of the Box) concludes the set with a classic eight-pointed cross at its centre. The national cross (salib ta’ Malta) symbolises the Knights Hospitaller (Knights of Malta) and by extension the Maltese Islands and is a design used since the First Crusade (1096-1099).

(text by Margit Waas)