Ancient Italian Tarot by Lo Scarabeo
This deck marks the coming of age of Tarot in Italy. The classic design of the Marseilles decks, reinvented by an anonymous artist, exemplifies 19th-century Italian art: detailed, symbolic, and richly colored in vibrant greens, muted reds, and vivid golds. The whole, decadently costumed array of Tarot archetypes are presented here, along with delicately ornamented Marseilles style pips.
The companion booklets for most Lo Scarabeo decks are in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.
Italy has distinguished itself, over the centuries, for a production of beautiful Tarot decks, derived directly from the first fifteenth-century models.
The artistic talent and Italian creativity are concentrated in this deck, which still amazes for its refinement and symbolic synthesis that make it an excellent tool for divination.
Cartiera Italiana, Serravalle Sesia, 1880,
78 cards, 66x120mm;