In the twenty-first century we may no longer exclude or ignore any part of our shrinking world. The portrayal of national or ethnic identity on playing cards reflects the various cultural backgrounds, worldviews, native communities and language groups which co-exist in the world today, celebrating their accomplishments, artistry and histories. The indigenous capacity to assert itself with dignity in the face of modernity shines through these cards. Sometimes their costumes are better than the fashion industry.

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