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Ceki Cards 1901

Ceki Cards

Indonesian Ceki cards

Chi Chi Pai 1890

Chi Chi Pai

Chinese “Chi Chi Pai” Playing Cards by Mesmaekers Frères for Far East market.

Chinese Money-Suited Playing Cards from the British Museum 1896

Chinese Money-Suited Playing Cards from the British Museum

This deck of Chinese playing cards, donated to the British Museum in 1896, is believed to have been popularised during the Qing era (1644-1911).

Chinese Playing Cards 中国纸牌

Chinese Playing Cards 中国纸牌

The Chinese took their cards with them wherever they travelled and traded in the East, and we find Chinese cards in use not only in the mainland but also in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Singapore, North Borneo and Vietnam.

Hakka

Hakka

“Double Happiness” brand Hakka [客家] playing cards used by Hakka ethnic communities who have a separate identity from Cantonese,

Playing Cards from Malaysia

Playing Cards from Malaysia

Playing Cards from Malaysia.

Regional Cards: South-Eastern Asia

Regional Cards: South-Eastern Asia

Indonesia • Malaysia • Singapore • Thailand • Vietnam

Thai & Siamese Playing Cards

Thai & Siamese Playing Cards

The Portuguese were the first Westerners to trade with Ayutthaya in Thailand in the 16th century. Traders also arrived from India, Japan, the Arab world, England, Holland and France.