Inspired by Russian Folklore and created by Natalia Silva, 359 backers pledged $9,684 in this KickStarter project on November 14, 2014. Cards were printed by USPCC with a planned run of apx. 2,500 decks, plus uncut format was available.
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.
The Russian Folk Art Collector's Edition has the same great illustrated cards but with a high gloss finish, high gloss tuck, custom numbered seals, high quality 310gsm linen paper, and was exclusive to the kickstarter campaign.