Deputee of Polo Sticks Art and Meaning Mamluk Turkish Playing Card Deck Fragment Deck
About the Deck
Found by Leo Mayer in 1942, this deck provides a crucial link between the patterns of the East and those of the West. It has distilled the Persian/Indian suits down into suits very similar to those used still today in Mediterranean Europe. These are the same suits used in most Tarot decks today.
According to Many Schools of Thought
A dark child. A friend. Also represents a message or letter from a near relation.
Young man of family in search of young lady.
Discord in family. Unhappiness between lovers. Illness. Protracted sufferings.
A Good Stranger, Good News, Pleasure, Satisfaction
Ill News, Displeasure, Chagrin, Worry.
A ready-witted young man, clever at his work and ardent in his love
irresponsible and fickle.
signifies jealousy; when it is an unmarried person who inquires of the cards, this jealousy, alas! Is well founded.