Ganjifa

Description
Each suit was presided over by one of the incarnations of the Hindu god Vishnu. These cards have their origins in Persia and were frequently seen by European travellers from the 17th century. An early game was called As, which is similar to Poker.
Accession Loan No.
6/1925/1
Collection Class
Toys dolls and games
Common Name
ganjifa
Simple Name
game
Full Name
game
Dimensions
box length 126 mm; box width 65 mm; box height 102 mm; each card diameter 80 mm
Production Town
Savantvadi
Production County
Maharashtra
Production Country
India
Production Area Region
South Asia
Production Continent
Asia
Family Group

Material
wood; pigment
Collection Area Region
S
Collection Continent
Asia

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