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First Look: Kings of India Playing Cards by Humble Raja Part II



[Update] Kings of India Playing Cards are now LIVE on Kickstarter!

In the second part of our first look of Kings of India Playing Cards, we look into the details pertaining to this exotic deck and the inspiration behind the artwork.

Kings of India Playing Cards is the debut deck of Humble Raja, crafted by the design-obsessed duo, Bhavesh & Reena Mistry from Montréal. It will be printed by the United States Playing Card Company on their air-cushioned Bicycle stock with an intricate, gold-foiled tuck in peacock green.


Kings of India was created to explore the four greatest dynasties of India; each is represented by a suit to reveal the marvels and legends of India's royal courts. 100% custom, the artwork behind the Kings of India playing cards has been fully illustrated from scratch - from the backs, aces, jokers and pips.

The courts reveal details of a legendary monarch, his queen and a notable successor from the Maurya, Gupta, Chola & Mughal dynasties. Through extensive research sourced from artifacts, sculptures, folklore and architecture the design of each character tells a story of their legacy, gives clues into their personalities and even models the fashion sense of the time.


Though these court cards have bold personalities they still follow key features of the modern British court card, so the one-eyed royals and suicide king are well taken care of.  Regardless of age, culture and education, these playing cards will allow you to discover some extravagant characters, surprising facts and curiosities of India’s culture; what you find inside might just spark an unexpected interest.


[Update] Kings of India Playing Cards are now LIVE on Kickstarter!

Kings of India will be available via Kickstarter on Wednesday, July 15th at 12:00 EST. We wish the team at Humble Raja great success.

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