Postcards from Sicily: playing cards

Random Photo: Sicilian playing card

 

Sicilian playing cards are works of art. There are many versions around, these ones are Neapolitan and I picked them up at my local Tabaccheria.

This is the ace of spades a wonderfully baroque angel holding a cascade of flowers and an Arabic vector.

I grew up playing Sicilian card games and love the artistry of these playing cards. Perhaps I’ll start a collection…

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