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Latin American Playing Cards

Playing cards had been introduced to the Americas with explorers such as Columbus or Cortés, whose fellow countrymen were keen gamblers. Cards were imported from Spain since the 16th century. Local production usually imitated Spanish cards.

Latin American Playing Cards

Naipes ‘El Borrego’

Naipes ‘El Borrego’ Spanish-suited playing cards manufactured in El Salvador, c.2002

Naipes ‘El Borrego’

Naipes Cisne

Although the wrapper gives the manufacturer's address in Sevilla, Spain, the cards were most likely manufactured in El Salvador by a local printer imitating Spanish cards

Naipes Cisne

Naipes Hispasa

Naipes ‘Hispasa’, produced in El Salvador by Cartotecnica Centroamericana, S.A., c.2002

Naipes Hispasa

Playing Cards in El Salvador

Cards were first imported to Central America from Spain, although local production has always existed. Today El Salvador has some local production of playing cards, which are often of rudimentary quality.

Playing Cards in El Salvador