Afro-Brazilian Tarot


The Afro-Brazilian Tarot is dedicated to the divinities of the African Yoruban and Brazilian Candomble religions, and combines these and Santeria with the archetypes of tarot.


Created by Giuseppe Palumbo
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Lo Scarabeo 2006
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Afro-Brazilian Tarot review by Eva Yaa Asantewaa

Giuseppe Palumbo’s Major Arcana imagery is the most successful element of Alice Santana’s Afro-Brazilian Tarot, a new deck from Italian publisher Lo Scarabeo. Palumbo’s watercolor paintings reflect his background in cartoon illustration and tell their stories with bold simplicity and vigorous angularity. A hunky-looking Fool races across sloping ground that crumbles beneath him. In Temperance, a white-clad figure prances over gray, dry land while a rainbow springs from his head towards a roiling sky. As The Sun’s kneeling supplicant raises the palms of his hands towards our huge star, I can almost feel its heat on my own skin. In these images, everything whips up, billows, whirls, twists, pelts, lunges, and surges. This movement aptly represents a culture that respects, channels, a... read more reviews.



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More About These Cards

Name: Afro-Brazilian Tarot
Creators: Giuseppe Palumbo
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo 2006
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Mixed
Minor Arcana Style: Illustrated
Suits: Chalices, Pentacles, Swords, Wands
Major Titles: Knave, Knight, Queen, King
Strength is 11
Justice is 8

Card Size: 2.60 x 4.72 in. = 6.60cm x 12.00cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: Mirrored image of a shadowy figure against red clouds and blue sky.

Companion Material: Little white booklet.






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