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Published September 30, 2016 Updated March 30, 2022

Baraja Gaucha

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

1998 Argentina Spain Heraclio Fournier Mateo Tikas Plechas Ethnic & Indigenous Folklore Gaucho Add to Collection

Baraja Gaucha fantasy deck designed by Mateo Tikas Plechas for Argentina, 1998, inspired by the costumes and customs of the Gauchos. Gauchos have become a sort of national symbol and an important part of regional cultural tradition in Argentina and Uruguay.

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

Above: Baraja Gaucha fantasy deck designed by Mateo Tikas Plechas and printed by Naipes Heraclio Fournier for Argentina, 1998. 48 cards + 2 jokers in box. Several cards have small vignettes depicting gaucho life, and these are shown below.

Baraja Gaucha fantasy deck designed by Mateo Tikas Plechas for Argentina, 1998
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By Simon Wintle

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Founder and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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