Ganjīfa

The ancient Indian card game

Daśāvatāra Ganjīfa, Sawantwadi, Maharashtra c. 1867; Victoria and Albert Museum
Set of 120 Daśāvatāra Ganjifa, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, mid-19th century.
Layered paper & wood. In box of wood, with a painted sliding lid.
Victoria and Albert Museum
Ganjifa cards (made of painted leather) from Nirmal, Andhra Pradesh, including depitions of the relatively rare Navanarikunjara and the Pañchākāratunga (composite animals) themes. British Museum
Rectangular Box with Ganjīfa cards. made at Nirmal, near Hyderabad, c. 1850; Victoria and Albert Museum
  1. Ashtadikpala: A Rare and Unusual Set of Ganjifa Cards, Arunima Pati

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