Playing card (ganjifa) 19th

Unknown (South Indian), Playing card (ganjifa): Two Noblemen on Horseback with Dogs, century

Ganjifa Indian Playing Cards - Complete Dashavatara Ganjifa Playing Card Set & Box Sawantwadi, Maharashtra, India early 20th century height of box: 9cm, depth of box: 9.6cm, width of box: 9cm diameter of each card: 7cm This set is complete with 120 playing cards.

Ganjifa Indian Playing Cards - Complete Dashavatara Ganjifa Playing Card Set & Box Sawantwadi, Maharashtra, India early century height of box: depth of box: width of box: diameter of each card: This set is complete with 120 playing cards.

(4) There are families that have been engaged in making ganjifa cards for generations, and they have not given up, Sawantwadi in Maharashtra, Raghurajpur near Puri in Orissa, Nirmal in Andhra Pradesh.

There are families that have been engaged in making ganjifa cards for generations, and they have not given up, Sawantwadi in Maharashtra, Raghurajpur near Puri in Orissa, Nirmal in Andhra Pradesh.

Various Ganjifa cards from Dashavatara set, with ten suits depicting the ten Avatars of the god Vishnu

Ten Playing Cards (Ganjifa) LACMA - Ganjifa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

(1) Ganjifa, or Gânjaphâ, is a card game that originated in Persia and became popular in India under the Mughal emperors in the 16th century.

Ganjifa, or Gânjaphâ, is a card game that originated in Persia and became popular in India under the Mughal emperors in the century.

Buy Multicolor Buddha Avatar Framed Ganjifa Card 6.5in x Pattachitra in glass frame Labor of Love Cards Wall Art & Paintings Online at Jaypore.com

Buy Buddha Avatar Framed Ganjifa Card 6.5in x 6.5in Online

Buy Multicolor Buddha Avatar Framed Ganjifa Card 6.5in x Pattachitra in glass frame Labor of Love Cards Wall Art & Paintings Online at Jaypore.com

[Ganjifa mogholes de forme ronde]. , [6ème couleur : Surkh (soleils ou pièces d'or)] : [carte à jouer, peinture] 1760

[Ganjifa mogholes de forme ronde]. , [6ème couleur : Surkh (soleils ou pièces d'or)] : [carte à jouer, peinture] 1760

(2) The name Ganjifa comes from the Persian word ganjifeh (گنجفه), meaning playing card. The first known reference is in an early-16th century biography of Bâbur, the founder of the Mughal dynasty. The game first became popular at court, in the form of lavish sets of precious stone-inlaid ivory or tortoise shell (darbar kalam). It later spread to the general public, whereupon cheaper sets (bazâr kalam) would be made from materials such as wood, palm leaf, or pasteboard.

Ganjifa, or Ganjappa is such a fascinating play and craft tradition!

By purchasing and playing with these handpainted traditional Ganjifa-style cards, you are preserving an age-old style of card painting from India that is now a dying art. A truly unique collectors' item, you won't find these anywhere else. $169.95 on MyMela.com

By purchasing and playing with these handpainted traditional Ganjifa-style cards, you are preserving an age-old style of card painting from India that is now a dying art. A truly unique collectors' item, you won't find these anywhere else. $169.95 on MyMela.com

Ganjifa cards created in Sindhudurg, India. Photo: Frederick FN Noronha , 2007

Sindhudurg photos creativing Ganjifa art works (playing cards, a traditional art, now being revived)

[Ganjifa mogholes de forme rectangulaire]. , [4ème couleur : Ghulam (esclaves)] : [carte à jouer, peinture] 1800

[Ganjifa mogholes de forme rectangulaire]. , [4ème couleur : Ghulam (esclaves)] : [carte à jouer, peinture] 1800

The artwork on ganjifa cards depicts stories from the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu

The artwork on ganjifa cards depicts stories from the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu

Indian Ganjifa Cards - Collection of Mr. Kishor Gordhandas : some rules and a variant

Indian Ganjifa Cards - Collection of Mr. Kishor Gordhandas : some rules and a variant

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