Mysore Ganjifa Cards | Mysuru Dasara 2019

This is a miniature painting from the Mysore school. This playing card is painted with superfine brush using natural colours and gold. This is executed in different shapes of ivory-board or sandal-wood sheets. Originally, this 1000 year old playing card from India was known in Sanskrit as “Kreeda Patra.” During the Moghul rule the indoor game became a royal pastime. Currently, only a few artists are pursuing this style.

Where to buy : Cauvery Handicrafts Emporium