Dashabotar cards : Raja card from a Kurmo (turtle) suit
The twelve cards in each of the ten suits of Dashabotar cards contains a Raja (king) as an upper court card and a Mantri (minister) as a lower court card along with ten numeral cards. Each card in a suit carries the symbol of a specific Visnu avatar - in this case, that of the turtle or Kurmo. This image depicts the Raja or king of the suit.
Location : Bishnupur, Bankura, West Bengal
Subject : Bankura, Folk craft, Dashabotar Cards