El Dorado – Maya Playing Cards by Emmanuel Valtierra
The first installment of a new collection of decks called “EL DORADO”
This group of cards is dedicated to the Mayan culture, it’s symbolism, codex, poems, and jewelry.
Just like the previous decks I created, these are made to introduce culture to new and old generations through games like playing cards and others.
For the Kings I used some emperors and Gods shining in their duties. The Queens are illustrated with Mayan ladies executing some tasks. Finally the Jacks, my favorites, have some animals having fun. They all come from existing ancient codex.