When supplies from Mexico or elsewhere were not available, Indian decks were manufactured on rawhide or horse skin in imitation of Spanish-suited ones. Usually they had 40 cards for playing the game ‘monte’ which was popular amongst the Indians, including the Araucanians of South America. Packs were probably also produced as tourist bait and sold to anthropologists and collectors.
The first of two decks designed by Ukrainian illustrator Vladislav Erko for “Korchma Taras Bulba” restaurant which serves traditional Ukrainian cuisine
Folk Cards designed by Krystyna Gruchalska-Bunsch for Lot Polish Airlines, 1962.
Irish Legendary deck featuring figures in the Legends of Ireland, designed by Rachel Arbuckle, 1990.
Ethiopian playing cards designed for the Ethiopian Tourist Organization by Afewerk Teklé.
The Maya Deck produced by Stancraft for Hoyle, 1976.
Baraja Tonalamatl Mexican Aztec playing cards based on the prehispanic Codex Borgia manuscript.
National Misfitz published by C.W. Faulkner & Co c.1900.
Many Folk Misfitz published by C.W. Faulkner & Co., c.1906.
Matching game by Majora, Lisbon, c.1970, featuring figures in national dress from Portuguese provinces and colonies
Ethiopian Air Lines playing cards designed by Melles Habtezghi with courts wearing regional costumes, c.1969.
“Naipes Criollos” Gaucho playing cards, 1995.
Naipes Cardón designed by Mario Luis Rivero depicting traditional Argentine culture and identity, 2002.
Characters from the Chinese novel “The Water Margin” - 水滸撲克.
Austrian Folklore deck first published by Piatnik in 1934.
Happy Families of the World published by Pepys Games, 1963.
Souvenir playing cards from Garuda Indonesia Airlines, the national airline of Indonesia.
Native American Warriors from the Wild West Series published by SPCC, 2018.
English Standard pack hand drawn & coloured on banana leaf, c.1820.
Far East playing cards with designs by Isabel Ibáñez de Sendadiano, c.1980.
Souvenir playing cards from the culturally diverse southwestern Pacific island of Papua New Guinea.
Mongolian Religious Mask Dancing playing cards, c.2010
“Allfours Carnival Playing Cards” designed by Gabby Woodham, Trinidad, 1995
“African Art” Playing cards by John J. Beckvermit III, 1994
Sheba playing cards illustrated by Brent Bailer and published by Omega Concepts Ltd, 1972
“Fair Play” cross cultural playing cards illustrated by Canadian artist Stephen B. MacInnes.
East African Playing Cards by Heraclio Fournier S.A., 1957.
Spanish playing cards with Pre-Columbian designs from Argentina, 2001.
“Eastern” playing cards dedicated to ethnic Buryat culture, 2015
“Baraja Gaucha” fantasy deck designed by Mateo Tikas Plechas for Argentina, 1998.
“Les Artisans Tunisiens” Jeu de Sept Familles published by Éditions de la Mediterranée, Alpha S.A., Tunis
Naipes ‘Charabon’ - depicting the Gaucho as a national hero, Montevideo, 1983.
“Four Races” playing cards designed by Latvian artist Vilnis Rasa in 1989.
‘Gaucho’ Spanish-suited deck, anonymous manufacturer, made in Argentina, 2001.
‘Naipe Criollo Caraí Pujol’ with Gaucho designs by Julio F. Parada Seifert capturing the spirit of Argentine country life, 2005.
Promotional playing cards produced for ‘El Rodeo Talabartería’ specialising in leather goods and clothing, Buenos Aires, c.2006.
“Strange People” card game produced by the Fireside Game Co., Cincinnati, 1895.
“Nationalities”, the people of many nations, published by the Fireside Game Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, c.1897.
The “Game of Nations” depicting caricatures of traditional costumes manufactured by McLoughlin Brothers, USA 1890s.
“Reshuffle” by Reetta Hiltunen, Finland, is a playing card installation stemming from the traditional Finnish children's card game Pekka-game or Funny Families.
“Learn Thai” cards published by Lanna Innovation Co. Ltd, 2009.