- Traditional fabrication process including:
- HD printing, traditional gluing, smoothing, hand cutting.
- Each set is made one by one. It is identifiable by its numbered and signed certificate of authenticity.
- Presented in a traditional envelope sealed with a satin ribbon and a wax seal.
- Protected by a velvet pouch
Mamlouk artisanal 63 Cards
Artisanal Japanese Washi paper
Boite de Collection Mamlouk, Pochon Velours
Dos Imprimé avec le Motif Historique, Dos Métallisés ou Peints à la main 68
A modern restoration by TRZES Art
9 cm X 25 cm
Limited edition of 20 copies, traditional envelope signed by the artist Ulrich Kaltenborn. The traditional spines are white, and the corners are square (rounded on request). The careful restoration is explained on the artist's website: mamluk.spiroad.net.
The original Mamlouk deck, created at the end of the 15th century in the Middle East, is currently hosted in the Topkapi Museum. Its structure in 4 suites (crosses, swords, coins and cups) is relatively comparable to the suites of the earlier Chinese cards. The playing cards having spread from China to Europe thanks to the Silk Road; could the Mamlouk deck be the common ancestor of the European cards and tarots?...
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