Cartes à Jouer Espagnoles Héron - Catalan pattern
With a distinct history stretching back to the early middle ages, many Catalans think of themselves as a separate nation from the rest of Spain
Spanish Catalan pattern No.6 by Heráldica Castanyer, Sabadell (Barcelona), c.1980
A range of popular standard designs were produced, including Catalán and Castilian type packs, plus Cádiz-type models for exportation to Philippines and Latin America.
Mas-Reynals standard Catalan pattern comes in several slightly different versions
Probably originating in Spain in the seventeenth century or even earlier, this pattern became strongly established by the Catalan cardmakers Rotxotxo of Barcelona.
Vic Joc de Cartes, happy families quartet game, 1990
Uncoloured and uncut sheet of XV Century Catalan Playing Cards, featuring four female Sotas, four Aces and four cards from the suit of batons.