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Folklore and Local Traditions on Playing Cards

Folklore and Local Traditions on Playing Cards

Folklore comes in many forms. Sometimes traditional story-telling preserves legends about local characters or events. Folklore may be rooted in the traditional cultures of the peoples who settled in the area, or of the local, indigenous people. It may involve music, dance, belief, objects, customs and so on.

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Æsop’s Fables tarot 1800

Æsop’s Fables tarot

French-suited Æsop’s fables tarot produced by Leipzig Industrie Comptoir, c.1800-1825.

Baraja Acehucheña 2001

Baraja Acehucheña

Souvenir playing cards from Acehúche created by Nacho Julián, Spain, 2001.

Baraja Gaucha 1998

Baraja Gaucha

“Baraja Gaucha” fantasy deck designed by Mateo Tikas Plechas for Argentina, 1998.

Baralla Galega 1983

Baralla Galega

'Baralla Galega' designed by X. Cobas and published by Imprenta Comercial Imprent S.A., La Coruña (Spain) in 1983

Baraxa Galega 1983

Baraxa Galega

Baraxa Galega designed by F. Perez Llamosas and published by Naipes Heraclio Fournier, 1983.

Bharata Major Arcana Tarot 2018

Bharata Major Arcana Tarot

Bharata Major Arcana Tarot inspired by Indian art forms by Ishan Trivedi & Sunish Chabba, 2018.

Bharata Playing Cards 2018

Bharata Playing Cards

Bharata Playing Cards - Series 2, based on Indian folk art, published by Sunish Chabba, 2018.

Calavera Playing Cards 2015

Calavera Playing Cards

Calavera playing cards designed by Jirs Huygen for Cartamundi, 2015

Calaveras De Azúcar 2017

Calaveras De Azúcar

Calaveras De Azúcar playing cards produced by Natalia Silva, USA, 2017.

Calon Arang • Калон Аранг - Бали

Calon Arang • Калон Аранг - Бали

Calon Arang, a figure from 12th-century Javanese and Balinese folklore known as a witch skilled in black magic, is the subject of a preserved manuscript at the Royal Netherlands Institute. Калон Аранг • персонаж яванского и балийского фольклора, датируемого 12 веком. Традиция называет ее ведьмой, мастером черной магии. Неизвестно, кто сочинил эту историю, но рукопись текста Калон Аранга (написанная латинским алфавитом) хранится в Королевском нидерландском институте исследований Юго-Восточной Азии и Карибского бассейна.

Caperucita Roja 1981

Caperucita Roja

Caperucita Roja card game published by H. Fournier, 1981.

Casais Portugueses 1970

Casais Portugueses

Matching game by Majora, Lisbon, c.1970, featuring figures in national dress from Portuguese provinces and colonies

Chinese Dragon Robes

Chinese Dragon Robes

Deck featuring 54 different images of Chinese Dragon Robes that emperors, empresses and royal family members wear on important occasions.

Chinese Opera Masks Playing Cards   脸谱

Chinese Opera Masks Playing Cards 脸谱

Three different packs of cards featuring traditional Chinese face painting and Chinese opera masks.

Christmas 1980 playing cards 1980

Christmas 1980 playing cards

Festive courts on a Waddingtons pack designed to celebrate Christmas 1980.

Davy Crockett 1956

Davy Crockett

Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier... card game published by Pepys Games, 1956.

Divine Art 2016

Divine Art

Divine Art Playing Cards by Sunish Chabba & Guru Playing Card Company, 2016.

Easter Playing Cards 2005

Easter Playing Cards

Egg-shaped cards with rabbit designs in soft, pastel colours for Easter.

Fairy Legend Misfitz 1908

Fairy Legend Misfitz

Fairy Legend Misfitz published by C W Faulkner & Co Ltd, c.1908.

Fairy Tales 1903

Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales published by C.W. Faulkner & Co., c.1903.