playing card

One of a set of 30 Chinese playing cards, consisting of narrow rectangular strips of thin card printed with various devices in red and black. This is the first of the three extra cards, known as 'da hong' ('big red'). It has a red stamp at the top and bottom of the card, and a stylised human face in the centre.

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