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Premium Quality Playing Cards  | Worldwide Shipping included | Inspired by Indian folk art | Project by GPCC, AUSTRALIA
Premium Quality Playing Cards | Worldwide Shipping included | Inspired by Indian folk art | Project by GPCC, AUSTRALIA
118 backers pledged AU$ 4,420 to help bring this project to life.
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Premium Quality Playing Cards  | Worldwide Shipping included | Inspired by Indian folk art | Project by GPCC, AUSTRALIA

Bharata Playing Cards - Series 2

AU$ 4,420

118

Latest Update : Printer has been asked to proceed ahead with 500 decks print run.

Tuckbox design change update: Check update#3 here.

BHARATA PLAYING CARDS - SERIES 2

Bharata Playing Cards evoke the kings, queens and warriors from the stories of the Mahabharata, the epic poem from the country of Bharata, true name of India. Done in collaboration with one of the top Indian illustrators Ishan Trivedi, the court cards depict the King, Queen and Jack in the style of Kishangarh paintings.

For those unacquainted with Kishangarh painting, it emerged as a distinctive style in the middle of 18th century under the patronage of Maharaja Sawant Singh. Nihal Chand, a gifted artist in the Maharaja's court, produced some highly individualistic Radha and sophisticated works. The chief characteristics of the Kishengarh paintings were the elongation of human faces, lavish use of green and depiction of panoramic landscapes. Portrayal of Radha and Krishna in elongated faces is a common subject of Kishangarh paintings. The elongated neck, the long stylised eyes with drooping eyelids, the thin lips and pointed chin of Radha standing in a graceful pose with her head covered with a muslin odhni, is undoubtedly the most striking creation of the Kishangarh school.

Picture courtesy Sérgio Sousa - Bharata Major Arcana deck
Picture courtesy Sérgio Sousa - Bharata Major Arcana deck

FEATURES 

  • Fully custom designed cards using Kishangarh style illustrations 
  • 54 Poker size cards
  • Elegant tuckbox with embossing & silver foil
  • Inner tuck printing with silver foil 
  • Premium embossed black core European card stock with linen finish
  • Worldwide shipping included on all tiers
  • Australian Kickstarter project (all prices on page in AUD)
  • Printed by WJPC
  • Kickstarter exclusive pricing - Retail prices will be higher and will include shipping post Kickstarter so the best bet is to back it here on Kickstarter itself.

UPDATE: Printer has been asked to proceed ahead with 500 decks print run.  

* Note that a major part of production costs & shipping is going to be self-funded which should explain the low shipping goal. This is for my backers & supporters who have always been there with me pledging support for my projects. I want to make sure that this time it will be produced for sure and you should be able to see it in your hands soon. Lastly, I'm using WJPC after receiving good feedback from a few creators. 

PS: Given the earlier Bharata Tarot Playing Cards could not fund on Kickstarter, I'm re-positioning it as a complete playing card deck by removing the additional tarot symbolism. 

Back this project to help make it a reality. Sharing this project on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to your friends is a huge help and is greatly appreciated, thank you so much for being a part of Bharata!

Let pictures do the talking now

* tuckbox design has been updated. Please check Update#3.
* tuckbox design has been updated. Please check Update#3.

ADD-ON: Bharata Tarot Major Arcana

Now, you can add Bharata Tarot Major Arcana deck as an add-on. Just add AUD $24 per deck to your pledge and send me a PM. I will take care of the rest.

SHIPPING 

I am pleased to announce that all reward tiers include worldwide shipping included in a similar tradition as my previous projects. The decks will arrive in a pristine condition (each deck packed using bubble wraps) sent through registered mail this time around. The packing is named as "Kryptonian packaging" by one of the backers of my earlier project.

The fulfillment will be done from China where the decks will be produced & everyone should receive their rewards a lot sooner. End to end tracking ability may not be available for international shipments to certain countries given I am trying to keep the fulfillment & shipping costs low, so it should be understandable that our responsibility for packages ends when shipped to you in good faith. That said, the package will be trackable within the source country (China) once dispatched from the fulfillment partner's warehouse for those cases. I've never experienced lost packages through my fulfillment partner and expect that they will do a great job this time around.

Projects of such a scale and complexity can involve delays, so the delivery date given on pledge tiers does include certain buffers, and I'm sure the backers will receive their rewards sooner similar to my previous projects on Kickstarter.

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Risks and challenges

I've already fulfilled other projects on Kickstarter (Divine Art Playing Cards - Limited Edition, Bharata Playing Cards & Bharata Tarot Major Arcana). All of these were delivered to backers way early than the estimated date. I'm confident that this project will be able to meet and/or exceed the expectations from backers on shipping front. Risk mitigation while maintaining constant communication with the backers will be my strategy for this project as well.

Note: Presented artwork is subject to minor tweaks and updates.
The finished product may vary slightly from the art shown here. As it goes through the printing process, minor revisions may need to be made, and I will keep backers informed of such cases.

You, as a backer, are responsible for import duties, VAT or any other duties that may be payable to the relevant tax authorities in your respective country as well as providing correct address information in the survey after the campaign has ended. End to end tracking ability may not be available for international shipments to certain countries given I am trying to keep the fulfillment & shipping costs low, so it should be understandable that our responsibility for packages ends when shipped to you in good faith. That said, the package will be trackable within the source country (China) once dispatched from the fulfillment partner's warehouse for those cases. I've never experienced lost packages through my fulfillment partner and expect that they will do a great job this time around.

Thanks for visiting the project page. Please feel free to reach out to me for any question.

-Sunish

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    Std: 2 Bharata Playing Cards deck

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