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.

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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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