mesoamerica and the maya world

Maya playing cards

Not cards of the ancient or even modern Maya, but playing cards produced by — of all people — the Soviet state. Among the few sets of cards it produced (the state was the sole supplier of playing cards) was this handsome set.

maya playing card from soviet era


More examples at English Russia.



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  1. daidamia

    Really good picture,colorfully decorated.Playing cards have been associated with gambling, fortune telling, magic and games.

  2. Labelle

    Corporate playing cards are an item that is good to give out to people in several different situations. Nice picture.

  3. B.C.

    Nice cards, I would like to have them.

  4. Yeah, very interesting cards, never seen before

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