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Playing cards have been with us since the 14th century, when they first entered popular culture. Over the centuries packs of cards, in all shapes and sizes, have been used for games, gambling, education, conjuring, advertising, fortune telling, political messages or the portrayal of national or ethnic identity. All over the world, whatever language is spoken, their significance is universal. Their popularity is also due to the imaginative artwork and graphic design which is sometimes overlooked, and the “then & now” of how things have changed.

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Maldives

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Maldives Scenery

Maldives Scenery By Bamboo Souvenirs.

Maldives Scenery

Fish Playing Cards

Fish Playing Cards by Bamboo (Parksons Press).

Fish Playing Cards

Marine Lives of Maldives

Souvenir deck from The Maldives depicting marine life in the Indian Ocean

Marine Lives of Maldives