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Russian Folk Art "Special Edition" is a beautiful deck of playing cards inspired by Russian Folklore. Printed by USPCC
325 backers pledged $11,823 to help bring this project to life.

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Pre-order Available at: www.nataliasilva.net

Dear Backers,

I am very excited to announce my Russian Folk Art "COLLECTOR'S EDITION" deck.

Please NOTE, THIS DECK AVAILABLE AS ADD-ONS ONLY!

This is a true "Collector's Crave".

  • Russian Folk Art "COLLECTOR'S EDITION" deck
  • Ultra limited edition of 75 decks only 
  • "КОЛЛЕКЦИОННОЕ ИЗДАНИЕ" means "COLLECTOR'S EDITION" 
  • High Gloss + Full Color Print on the cards 
  • High Gloss on the tuck 
  • Matte box finishing 
  • Custom seal 
  • Signed and numbered decks 
  • Add-Ons only 
  • Enclosed in a new v2 Carat Card Case™ (optional), free US shipping
  • Has the best mixed artwork from both decks (1st Red Edition + Special Edition). 
  • High quality 310gsm (linen) paper stock 
  • Printed by the MPC 
  • Exclusively on the Kickstarter 
  • Never will be reprinted again 

$60 per deck (without v2 Carat Card Case)

$70 per deck (with v2 Carat Card Case)

free US shipping / +3 International shipping

Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my project!

I am Natalia Silva, the designer and artist behind Russian Folk Art "Special Edition" playing cards. I am excited to share my art with you, and I hope that with your support, we can make this deck a reality.

ABOUT RUSSIAN FOLK ART DECK:

The original designs of the deck are all inspired by folk designs from Russian heritage and culture. Traditional folk art has always played an intrinsic part of domestic culture across Russia and represents traditions and practices of the citizens.

Russia has a very long, rich and visual cultural past, from its colorful folk costumes to its ornate religious symbols.

Russian Folk Art "Special Edition" combines flowers, leaves, people, musical instruments and geometric shapes with stylized depictions of birds and animals, as well as mythological creatures.

Deck Features:

  • Printed at the highest quality by USPCC
  • Bicycle card stock
  • Air - Cushion Finish
  • 100% Custom Deck
  • 54 Original Pieces of Art
  • Gold Foil Tuck Box- stretch goal 
  • Embossed Box - stretch goal 
  • Special Limited Edition run of only 2500 decks

Your support of this Kickstarter campaign will help me cover the costs of setup fees, proof charges, printing and photography. My goal is to create decks that are playable, unique, and valuable.

I hope that you can support me and help me realize my goal!

Thank you so much! :)

The Kremlin is the heart of the Russian political life and the center of it's culture and history. The name Kremlin means "fortress inside a city".

Mythological creatures, such as the Siren—a creature of Russian legend that has the face and chest of a woman and the wings and feathered tail of a bird.

The balalaika is a plucking string instrument that resembles a guitar, but has a triangular shape and only three strings (or two in some cases). Today the balalaika has disappeared from Russians’ everyday life almost completely. There aren’t many people left who can play it – not to mention, only professional musicians in Russian folk music ensembles.

Russian folk dance was and still is an important part of Russian culture. Costumes were beautifully designed with great detail. Typically, the clothing for the dances was based on specific events, such as holidays, and would vary between these events. The color red was incorporated in many of the costumes because it is associated with beauty in the Russian tradition.

"Garmoshka" (or garmon') is a Russian traditional folk button accordion.  Garmoshka is a free-reed wind instrument with bellows and two push-button keyboards. The left keyboard is intended for accompaniment: by pressing a button one makes bass or an entire chord sound. The right keyboard is for playing the melody. Once designed its construction has never been changed.

An "Ushanka" is a traditional, yet stylish, Russian winter hat with ear flaps, which is extremely warm to handle the frigid Russian winters. It has ear flaps, which can be folded up and tied at the top of the hat, or tied at the chin.

The Sun is the most ancient and important symbol of traditional folk art. Russian village people believed the Sun was the reason of life, and of the world as a whole. The very word "sun" (solace in Russian) is derived from Sanskrit word "su" ("to create", "to give birth").

Yes, vodka is the most well-known of Russian alcohol. 

Yes, most Russians prefer their traditional national vodka than other alcohol (like Mexicans like tequila and Germans love their schnapps). 

Yes, a lot of Russians do like vodka BUT not everyone. Many women and some men can’t stand vodka (including myself!) 

Yes, Russians drink vodka BUT not every day – just on occasion (birthday, holiday, wedding, etc.).

 The main motifs of Russian Folk Art are local wild flowers and berries.

Nature has always been a common theme in Russian Folk Art. In Russia people believe that different design elements serve as symbols to protect them from evil forces, to bring wealth, health and love.

Matryoshka or Russian Nesting Doll is one of the most recognizable symbols of Russian culture. It was invented by a Russian artist more than 100 years ago. These dolls are fit inside one another and they often tell a story about the country's history, culture and customs.

Jacks, Queens and Kings are inspired by Matryoshka or Russian Nesting Doll.

Uncut Sheets:

The front side of the Russian Folk Art "Special Edition" uncut sheet (frame not included).

 The back side of the Russian Folk Art "Special Edition" uncut sheet (frame not included).

An uncut sheet of the Russian Folk Art "Special Edition" Playing Cards printed by the USPCC

Dimensions: 21 7/8" X 26 3/8" 

Packaging: Rolled up and shipped in a cardboard tube

ADD - ONS:

These Add-ons can be added to any backer level.

To add on a product, keep your pledge level the same, and simply add the amount listed below to your pledge amount. You will receive a survey at the end of this campaign so that you can detail what your pledge was for, and you will receive any extra items that you want.

Thank you!

GLASS RUSSIAN DOLL + 1 Russian Folk Art "Special Edition" deck - $50, Free US shipping

Russian Folk Art First Edition available as add-ons.

Risks and challenges

There are always risks of production delays, but whatever problems arise, I will quickly resolve any issues. There's nothing more important for me than getting your rewards delivered on time.

Thank you all for your support!

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