My name is Sunish Chabba, and I, along with my friend & illustrator, Ishan Trivedi, welcome you to the world of the Kalevala. The Kalevala Playing Cards is a 100% hand-drawn, custom deck & is based on the 19th Century epic poem of Finland & Karelia, Kalevala, compiled by Elias Lönnrot. J.R.R.Tolkein used the Kalevala as a model when he created the Silmarillion mythology for The Lord of the Rings. The Kalevala Playing Cards depict the heroes and villains of the Kalevala. The Kalevala Playing Cards tells the tale of a number of characters as depicted in the court cards of this deck.