Why bother with a dull deck of plain cards when there’s Heritage Playing Cards?
Not only is this deck perfect for any game you can think of, it’s also an amazing conversation starter and an incredible educational tool! Featuring 54 hand-painted images of indigenous people from every corner of the globe, this deck is like a world tour in a box!
In any given hand, you might find an egyptian pharoah sharing the company of a Chinese merchant, a Pawnee chieftain, a Mayan priest and an Indian folk dancer! The enclosed booklet offers details, a history of how playing cards came to be, and a selection of traditional card games from around the world! With Heritage Cards, you’ve found tremendous value in a tiny box!
Each card is adorned on one side with an image of an indigenous person, from one of four regions on the globe: Africa (Diamonds), East Asia (Spades), South Asia (Clubs), and the Americas (Hearts) Most of the images are based on 19th century portraits of traditional costumes from around the world. The back of the cards is an original composition of symbols and written characters from several of the cultures represented throughout the deck.