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Published October 04, 2021 Updated March 14, 2022

Folk Cards

Folk Cards designed by Krystyna Gruchalska-Bunsch for Lot Polish Airlines, 1962.

1962 Poland KZWP-Trefl Franciszek Bunsch Krystyna Gruchalska-Bunsch Aviation Ethnic & Indigenous Fashion & Costume Folklore Add to Collection

Folk Cards for Lot Polish Airlines designed by Krystyna Gruchalska-Bunsch, 1962. The court card designs refer to Polish folk art and costumes from four regions. The joker is a goat figure seen at the winter solstice festival in Pagan Slavic Heritage. The Polish index letters are: W Walet, D Dama and K Król. I fed Walet to google translator and had it read the word to me in Polish, it sounds a lot like valet so it makes sense in the royal court sense.

Folk Cards designed by Krystyna Gruchalska - Bunsch, 1962 Folk Cards designed by Krystyna Gruchalska - Bunsch, 1962

Above: Folk Cards designed by Krystyna Gruchalska-Bunsch (1920-2013) in collaboration with Franciszek Bunsch, printed by Krakowskie Zakłady Wyrobów Papierowych (KZWP) 1962. Double set of 52 cards + 2 jokers + 2 extra cards in blue vinyl case with logo. Blue & red backs. The cards have been republished in several formats with different back designs, including “Ludowe” and “Regionalne” No 450. From the collection of Marc Pavone.

Folk Cards designed by Krystyna Gruchalska - Bunsch, 1962
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