Baraja Edad Media

Baraja Edad Media, 1993

Mas-Reynals / Varitemas S.L., Vilassar de Mar, Barcelona, Spain

This fantasy Spanish-suited medieval pack of playing cards was published by Mas-Reynals in 1993, designed by M. Malé and illustrated by V. Maza. This follows a tradition amongst many manufacturers of producing a fantasy medieval design. The firm was founded in 1989 by Miguel Mas Reynals and today trades as Varitemas, S.L. producing a range of paper products including folders, albums, playing cards, etc. Earlier decks have the name ‘Mas-Reynals’, but today Varitemas S.L. produce a range of decks including Poker, Spanish-suited, souvenir packs, miniature cards and children's card games.

Baraja Edad Media, Mas Reynals, Barcelona, 1993

Above: Baraja Edad Media, fantasy Spanish-suited medieval playing cards published Mas-Reynals, 48 cards + Joker, Barcelona, 1993. The backs are plain red. Captions on the Ace of Coins state that the cards were designed by M. Malé and illustrated by V. Maza.

detail from Personajes medievales jugando a naipes by Luis Taberner Montalvo, c.1880. Museo del Prado, Madrid

Above: detail from Personajes medievales jugando a naipes by Luis Taberner Montalvo, c.1880. Museo del Prado, Madrid.

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