Ganjifa cards are generally circular in shape and hand made in the following way. A plain sheet of paper is marked with on circles of about 64millimeter (mm) to 68mm diameter, which is cut with scissors evenly from one side. Watercolors are applied as per the requirement of the sketches. Usually the borders of the cards are drawn of the required length and painted along with the compass for the neat circular outlines of the cards. Main sketch (in center) of the cards are painted in the card with minute details of eyes, nose, hair etc. It is further dried under direct sunlight for about 15-20 minutes. Few cards are embossed to get the three dimensional effect with pasted gold leaf as ornaments and borders with contrast colors and coated with varnish for shinning look. Ganjifa cards are also used to educate the common in the kingdom. Earlier (96 cards were used) the sheets of paper were coated with tamarind paste (seed powder and oil), cooked with mud and Arabic gum. Few layers of the paper were grouped to form the thick layers and dried, further rubbed with the stone for a smooth finish. There was a time when the cards were made with cloth and a layer of stucco (chalk or zinc oxide mixed with gum) by which they retain their richness and glow. The backs of the cards are usually colored with black or dark colors and their faces with different colors. Generally, picture of the lion or sun consists of black color as background where-as king picture consists of white color as background, similarly a lady picture consists of red color background, a solider with golden background, Lake with green background, where about ninety six cards of eight suits are made. Presently a set consists of twenty cards in five colors or values.