now, for a change……… a modern one again.
Today’s lockdown deck was designed by the Brazilian artist Clécio Penedo (1936-2004) and published in 2000 by the Imperial Museum in Petrópolis, not far from Rio de Janeiro, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the (official) discovery of Brazil. I don’t know the name of the manufacturer and it’s probably not in the booklet that came with the double deck, otherwise Miriam would have made a note of that on the file card. The quality of the cards isn’t that of COPAG. The deck consists of 52 cards and 2 similar extra cards. I wouldn’t call them jokers, but they can probably be used as such. I think they carry the title of the deck: “Viva o Povo Brasileiro” (Brazilian people?), showing beautiful portraits of the three main demographic groups of the Brazilian population.
Indeed, it seems to be very representative of all social groups of Brazilian population. The descendants of slaves are missing, I think, and First Nations are shown with a joker.
Radoslaw Repa is wrong as the descendant of slaves is there. The Asian man who is missing. They also contributed to the formation of the Brazilian people.