PJ Madsen's Playing Card Museum

SUIT OF HEARTS: AZTECS

KING OF HEARTS:
Aztec emperor with a tiger's head helmet and tuft of feathers.

QUEEN OF HEARTS:
Aztec princess with a feathered crown, earring, necklace, pectoral and gold bracelets.

JACK OF HEARTS:
Aztec Priest (Oxocomo, god of the magic) with colored feathers.
Pre-Columbian
America
by Fournier, Vitoria, Spain 1959
Design by Teodoro N. Miciano.
Each suit represents an area and its people before the arrival of Columbus.
SUIT OF DIAMONDS: RED INDIANS
This denomination, coming from the red colour they used to paint themselves with, rather than from their copper-colored skin.

KING OF DIAMONDS :
Siux Chief with the typical colored eagle's leather helmet and buffalo horns.

QUEEN OF DIAMONDS:
Young indian girl from Arizona dressed for a totemic dance.

JACK OF DIAMONDS:
Chaman or wizard of Kiowa indians in the totemic hawk dance.
SUIT OF CLUBS: INCA EMPIRE

KING OF CLUBS:
Dressed in a weaved and feathered blanket adorned with pectoral, plate and gold jewels

QUEEN OF CLUBS:
Young indian girl in the typical Cuzco and Andes dress.

JACK OF CLUBS:
Maya Amanta (wizard) with a helmet with a tuft of feathers.
KING OF SPADES:
Indian chief from the N. W., with the characteristic head-gear of the Northern Pacific.

QUEEN OF SPADES:
Indian from the N. W. with waterproof hat made of acuatic plants (yucca) and wickerwork.

JACK OF SPADES:
Chaman or wizard with carved multicolored double mask, totemic potlacht and beaver.