A series of playing cards using African symbolism in place of the "traditional" suits found in other decks. These unique decks and their accompnying books provide the card collector with an outstanding masterpiece of cultural art and powerful symbolism. Excellent for playing traditional card games at family gatherings and game night.
Each book explains the history as well as the various uses of playing cards from times of antiquity. In addition to the history of playing cards, each book provides an explanation of each symbol as well as the particular African culture from which they derive. The first deck and book in the series is Vodoun Veve. These symbols and culture originate in Benin, West Africa and have found several homes throughout the Diaspora. Here in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti and New Orleans tend to be the most popular locales.