Sandton City

African tribal masks on playing cards designed by The Red Iron Rooster for Sandton City, a shopping center in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa.   from African Art to Armani...   Many African societies see masks as mediators or links between the earthly, living world and supernatural, spiritual worlds. They accompany souls to their final resting place during commemorations of the dead. Dance performances with masks are sometimes organised for tourists.

South African cards designed by The Red Iron Rooster for Sandton City South African cards designed by The Red Iron Rooster for Sandton City

Above: South African mask playing cards designed by The Red Iron Rooster for Sandton City. Manufacturer and date currently unknown. Images courtesy Rex Pitts.

Last Updated October 28, 2021 at 12:15pm

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