Ganjifa cards and a cardholder made of wood.
Small drawer made of wood, painted with Ganjifa motifs.
Wooden cradle painted in Ganjifa style.
Fish shaped product is painted depicting the game of Pallanguli.
The inside view of the Pallanguli game which is played with seeds and Shells.
Candles stand painted with vibrant colors and designed with floral motifs.
An old wooden sofa and frames painted in Ganjifa style.
An old wooden chair painted with floral patterns.
A game known as chaturanga painted in Ganjifa style.
Back side view of chaturanga game.
A small jewellery box.
Jewellery box painted with intricate designs.
Ganjifa is the card game, which is believed that came to India from Persia, which became popular in India during the Mughal emperors reign in 16th century. A Sawantwadi ganjifa card has 120 numbers (Mughal ganjifa cards have 96 numbers) which were made taking the names of God. Some of the types of ganjifa cards were of “Dashavatara” with the incarnations of Lord Vishnu of the Ramayana version. Navagraha or nine planets, Ashtadeekpala ganjifa cards are few variants of the cards, which were very popular. Dasha-Mahavidya cards give the ten forms (rupas) of Mother Goddess. Whereas the Darbari cards have decorative borders, Bazaar cards are without borders that used to be the popular pastime at the Indian courts. Usually in these cards the back is plain and unpainted, watercolors are preferred due to the increased cost of natural colors.
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