Naipes Argentinos para Truco Falta Envido created by the artist Alberto Soifer and printed by Adans S.A., Buenos Aires, 1982. The set has Gaucho themed court cards (images repeated in each suit with different colours) and suit symbols based on Gaucho life: bolas or boleadoras (three leather bound rocks tied with long leather straps), a facón (large knife), a cup for drinking yerba mate (a beverage made from the leaves of the yerba tree, a type of holly rich in caffeine and nutrients) and tabas, bones for playing games. The typical gaucho outfit includes a poncho (which doubled as saddle blanket and sleeping gear), loose-fitting trousers called bombachas, belted with a tirador, or a chiripá, and a loincloth.
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Founder and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Hearts 1984 woodblock joker.
Geometric designs by the French artist Jean Garçon for Knoll International, the furniture company.
Modern designs by Italian artist Marcello Morandini using the simplest of forms and colours.
Free reinterpretation of the traditional Paris pattern courts by the artist Claude Weisbuch.
German-suited ‘Heathen War’ playing cards published by Joseph Fetscher, Munich, c.1820.
Costumes des Peuples Étrangers & Jeu d’Or dedicated to young people and likely used for games and fo...
This tarot deck captures the idealised Eastern world's magic from the eighteenth and nineteenth cent...
Newtropolis and the Fantastic Fur: Heroes vs. Villains playing cards illustrated by Peter Wood, 2015...
Hawaiian playing cards in the style of classic Hawaiian wood carvings, USA, 2015.
Costumes of people of Brazil, Peru and Mexico, with views of Rio de Janeiro on the aces.
A Spanish-suited pack as conceived by 48 different artists from the region of Murcia.
Bold designs by Jacques Auriac representing people and enterprises for which the town of Issy-les-Mo...
Detailed pen and ink drawings of the major arcana by the German artist Helmut Wonschick.
Original designs by French artist Jean Vérame, with clubs replaced by four-leaf clovers to bring goo...
Secrets of the Far East playing cards featuring the designs of Violeta Monreal , Spain, c. 1991.
Ases de la pintura / Masters of painting playing cards made by Naipes Comas, Spain, c.1990.
Colourful figures associated with the annual festival held in Vilafranca, Catalonia.
African art and symbolism on playing cards designed by John J. Beckvermit III, USA, 1994.
Pacific Northwest native Indian masks with artwork by Margaret Parrott, USA, 1992.
A pack with court cards reflecting different ethnic and cultural groups found in Ethiopia.
Colourful and attractive designs by Violeta Monreal, inspired by stained glass through the ages.
Courts and Aces inspired by Polynesian history and culture designed by Michèle Feltrin.
Three different packs of cards featuring traditional Chinese face painting and Chinese opera masks.
Nipponia Playing Cards are a Japanese-themed playing cards featuring samurai, kunoichi and oiran. De...
Figures from Hawaiian history and scenes of everyday life designed by Joseph Feher.
According to the United Nations there are 54 countries on the continent of Africa
Drum playing cards depicting demographically diverse Africans of different ethnicities.