8/10/09

poker face...







How cool are these Soviet Mayan playing cards? I love the details in each character!

"As it happens Mayan motives were popular in Soviet times in Russia. The only vendor for playing cards (as for many other stuff in Soviet Russia) was the Soviet State, so there were only a few type of the cards - just maybe ten at most, not hundreds or thousands as in free market societies, and one of the types of the playing cards were devoted to the Mayan culture for some reason."
-- EnglishRussia.com

2 comments:

Bells said...

Wow - these are gorgeous! I can imagine them framed, with a slate coloured mount and quite a thin old gold frame. What do you reckon?

Jessica Sutton said...

OOOH that would look wicked! I wonder where you could find them... ebay?

:)