Gakondo Zahabu - Limited Edition of 1000

LIMITED EDITION OF 1000

Gakondo Playing Cards is a deck of playing cards inspired by Rwanda’s heritage.

‘Gakondo’ is a Kinyarwanda term that loosely translates to traditions and heritage, and this unique souvenir doubles as an archive, creating and preserving imagery of Rwanda’s heritage from its fashion, hairstyles, dance, music, art and crafts.


This magnificent deck reveals Rwanda’s ancient heritage by using unique images of an Igisabo (traditional butter churn), Inanga (traditional music instrument), Agaseke (traditional basket), Icumu (traditional spear), Ingabo (traditional shield), and Imigongo (traditional cow-dung art) as the four suits while the face cards contain illustrations of Intore (traditional dance) dancers and Rwandan forefathers dressed in umwitero (traditional wear).

This was designed by Maxime Niyomwungeri (@gakondocards)

Cards: 300gsm Blue Core Paper. 63x88mm size.

Tuck: 350gsm Black Speciality Paper, Embossing included with Golden Foil.

Printing: CMYK offset printing, 4C+ Metallic Gold Ink for Card Face + Card Back

Finish: Butter Finish for both card sides, linen finish for the cards.

  • £ 10.50 GBP
  • £ 13.50 GBP
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