Manufactured by A. Van Genechten (Turnhout, Belgium)
Dilkhus playing cards were manufactured for Kamala Soap Factory (Calcutta, India) by Etablissement A. Van Genechten S.A. (Turnhout, Belgium) in 1922. The courts depict dignified three-quarter height portraits with extra decorative motifs suggestive of Indian culture. Van Genechten was one of the most competent cardmakers in Turnhout and they produced almost every kind of foreign pack for clients all around the world. Overseas markets included East Asia, Australia, India, North Africa, South America and, of course, Europe. Their cards were familiar to the fingers of players in far-off places!
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Hearts 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 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.
Brazilian scenic aces with emperors of Brazil, Austria and France and other dignitaries on the court...
Free reinterpretation of the traditional Paris pattern courts by the artist Claude Weisbuch.
French-suited Bavarian Animal Tarot by J B Dubois, Liège, Belgium, late 18th C.
Early 19th century Animal Tarot pack produced by J T Dubois, Liège, Belgium.
Psychedelic designs promoting Louis De Poortere, a company selling carpets and rugs.
Kings of India playing cards depicting the four greatest dynasties of India.
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This set of Ganjifa cards is a beautiful example of traditional cards from India.
Newtropolis and the Fantastic Fur: Heroes vs. Villains playing cards illustrated by Peter Wood, 2015...
Four Corners of the World fantasy playing cards by Daveluy, Bruges, Belgium, 1875-1880.
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.
Commedia dell’Carte political transformation cards illustrated by Stef van Stiphout, Belgium, 1977. ...
Colourful figures associated with the annual festival held in Vilafranca, Catalonia.
Original designs depicting leaders and allegories from Russia, France, Great Britain and Belgium.
Colourful and attractive designs by Violeta Monreal, inspired by stained glass through the ages.
Three different packs of cards featuring traditional Chinese face painting and Chinese opera masks.
Two souvenir packs with different court cards made by Glénisson for the Isle of Man, c.1880.