Originally published at the end of the nineteenth century in black and white, Michela Guadenzi has skillfully colored Giovanni Vacchetta's inspiring Major Arcana and elegant pip cards. A teacher of art at the Polytechnic of Turin and a patron of the arts, Vacchetta incorporated some Masonic symbolism into this masterful deck. The cards were designed as if he were carving them from marble. The images have a sense of material solidity, yet are characterized by graceful lines. An important historic reproduction modified for modern audiences by the addition of delicate color, this deck will be of interest to collectors and readers alike. Vacchetta was not only a skilled artist but also a scholar and learned iconographist (hence the name: Tarot of the Master).
Lenormand cards are like tarot cards in these ways:
They were first used as games rather than fortune telling
Their histories are not exactly "shrouded in mystery," but also not completely crystal clear
They are used today to divine the future
Lenormand cards are different from tarot cards in these ways:
The cards have concise, clear... read this article