Palekh by Aleksey Orleansky

In the style of religious icon paintings, these Russian card courts wear costumes reminiscent of the mid-17th century.

Above: one of the Jokers and the two extra cards from “Palekh” traditional style Russian playing cards with artwork by Aleksey Orleansky, printed by the Colour Printing Plant, 1995. 52 cards + 2 Jokers + 2 extra cards in single or double boxes.

Above: four back designs.


The Colour printing plant edition unfortunately contained some distorted colours. Orleansky issued a second edition of the deck in 2015. The deck has 36 cards, 2 jokers and three extra cards.


All images courtesy Valentin Krasavin.

Last Updated April 06, 2019 at 09:57am


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