Shuffle in Style: Playing Card Case

playing card case

From Protection to Fashion Accessories

The history of playing card cases can be traced back to the early days of playing cards when they were first introduced in China during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). These early cards were often made of paper or bamboo and were susceptible to damage from moisture, sunlight, and wear and tear. To protect their cards, players would often use small boxes or pouches made of silk or other fabrics.

As playing cards spread throughout Asia and Europe, so did the use of protective cases. In Europe, playing card cases were often made of leather or metal and decorated with intricate designs and engravings. They were considered a symbol of status and wealth, and many were commissioned by nobility and royalty.