‘Air India’ playing cards, made in India
Chitrashala Press produced some charming children's pictorial alphabet cards for early learning purposes in the 1940s.
Chromo-lithograph Ganjifa cards by the Chitrasala Press, around 1950. Ten suits of twelve cards, each suit is based on one of the ten incarnations of Vishnu.
Sunish Chabba is working on an initiative to revive traditional Ganjifa, the card game most popular 17th Century India.
‘Ganjifa’ playing cards made in Sheopor in the North of Madhya Pradesh province in Central India. The Ganjifa game probably developed from 13th century games played by Mamluk immigrants from China.
Qajar Dynasty playing cards, Iran, 19th century.