One of a set of 30 Chinese 'money' playing cards. The cards are narrow rectangular strips of thin cardboard, printed with various devices in red and black. This card is one of three extra cards, known as 'xiao hong' ('small red'). It depicts a face in the centre, with inscriptions down each side and a patterned red stamp at the top and bottom.
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belt (waist ornament)
knives (weapons: edged); knife sheaths (sheaths (weapons: accessories)); basket (containers)
figure (ritual & belief: representations)
comb (toilet articles)
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