Basler Fasnachts-Karten Playing Cards, 1987
The Carnival of Basel (German: Basler Fasnacht) is the biggest carnival in Switzerland which takes place annually between February and March. A special deck is designed for the occasion by a local artist. The 1987 Basler Fasnachtskarten deck was designed by Marianne Pomeroy, successfully capturing the spirit of the carnival, the colourful costumes, masks and harlequins with flutes and drums, almost like Alice in Wonderland or a Disney animated movie. The participants toss confetti into the crowds and hand out sweets and other treats to the spectators.