Persian Playing Cards
Enjoy Persian history every time you enjoy a friendly game of cards. These durable playing cards are manufactured from plastic; they're not just plastic coated. Not only are they incredibly long-lasting, but they can also be wiped clean - trying to get through a game with dirty or sticky cards is a thing of the past!
Every card is marked with both Latin and Persian letters and numbers, so they're ideal for playing with non-Persian friends and family. The back of each card is beautifully adorned with a golden Persian miniature design. They are standard bridge card size (2.25" x 3.5").
Each suit commemorates one of four Persian ruling dynasties:
|Spades - Achaemenid Dynasty (550 - 330 BCE)|
|Hearts - Sassanid Dynasty (224 - 651)|
|Diamonds - Safavid Dynasty (1502 - 1737)|
|Clubs - Afsharid Dynasty (1737 - 1749)|
|The jokers are the mythological phoenix.|
Select a single deck with either a blue or turquoise
back, or a set of two
decks (suitable for bridge) in both colors.
Click on the picture of the backs of the decks to enlarge.