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Ainu culture

A terrific deck of cards made by Nintendo c.1979 with original designs on every card showing the Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan.

Ainu culture 1979

Ancient Civilisations

Ancient Civilisations playing cards designed by Celedonio Perellón, produced by Heraclio Fournier, 1973.

Ancient Civilisations 1973

Cartas Precolombinas

Spanish playing cards with Pre-Columbian designs from Argentina, 2001.

Cartas Precolombinas 2001

Chinese Costumes

Chinese Costumes from the Winterthur Collection, published by Fournier, 1984.

Chinese Costumes 1984

Cusco Inca Souvenir

Pre-Incas & Incas Souvenir Playing Cards, Cusco, Peru, 2000.

Cusco Inca Souvenir 2000

Deutsche Geschichte

German History Quartet published by Otto Maier Verlag Ravensburg, c.1930-35.

Deutsche Geschichte 1935


Dwyn - a card game about Welsh history designed by Simon Grennan and Christopher Sperandio, 2006.

DWYN 2006


“Eastern” playing cards dedicated to ethnic Buryat culture, 2015

Eastern 2015

Fair Play cross cultural playing cards

“Fair Play” cross cultural playing cards illustrated by Canadian artist Stephen B. MacInnes.

Fair Play cross cultural playing cards 2009

Far East

Far East playing cards with designs by Isabel Ibáñez de Sendadiano, c.1980.

Far East 1980

Girls’ Generation

“Girls’ Generation” (Korean: 소녀시대; Sonyeo Shidae) is a nine-member South Korean pop girl group formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2007.

Girls’ Generation 2007

Inka Culture

Inka Culture playing cards, Peru, c.2000, promoting alpaca and cotton.

Inka Culture

Irish Legendary

Irish Legendary deck featuring figures in the Legends of Ireland, designed by Rachel Arbuckle, 1990.

Irish Legendary 1990

La Cumparsita Tango deck

Tango playing cards manufactured in Argentina, 2001.

La Cumparsita Tango deck 2001

Maya Deck

The Maya Deck produced by Stancraft for Hoyle, 1976.

Maya Deck 1976

Mongolian Mask Dancing

Mongolian Religious Mask Dancing playing cards, c.2010

Mongolian Mask Dancing

Naipes Cardón

Naipes Cardón designed by Mario Luis Rivero depicting traditional Argentine culture and identity, 2002.

Naipes Cardón 2002

Neerlands Glorie

Neerlands Glorie Kwartetspel published by Hausemann & Hötte N.V, Amsterdam, 1945.

Neerlands Glorie 1945

Papyrus playing cards

Egyptian ‘Papyrus’ playing cards with beautiful illustrations against a papyrus background.

Papyrus playing cards

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