GANJIFA CARDS OF MYSORE (KARNATAKA)
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Ganjifa was a popular card game in ancient India. Played extensively in the Mughal period, Ganjifa is now known more for the art work on the cards than the game itself.One of the finest exponents of Ganjifa Art, Ganjifa Raghupathi Bhatta is a resident of Mysore and has set up an International Ganjifa Research Centre at Mysore. The cards are generally circular and sometimes rectangular in shape with lacquered backs with exquisite paintings on them. Ganjifa Cards of Mysore Of Karnataka received the Geographical Indication of India tag on 28/03/2008.