Branle Playing Cards
Dive into the history and culture of XVI-XVII centuries with gorgeous, one of a kind hand drawn Branle deck!
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Name of the deck was inspired by Branle, 12th-century French chain dance adopted (c. 1450–c. 1650) by European aristocrats, especially in France and in England, where the word branle was anglicized as “brawl.”
Aristocrats frequently performed pantomimic branles in which they scolded each other like washerwomen or courted (as in the branle de Poitou, the possible ancestor of the minuet). Certain branles, especially in France, were designated for specific age groups, such as the lively branle de Bourgogne for the youngest dancers. Designed by Chesley Trem.
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|Dimensions||90 × 65 × 18 mm|
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