The Antiquarian Tarot features 78 tarot scenes crafted from handmade collaged art of 19th century and older photographs and artwork. The illustrations have an antiqued look and include handwritten astrological signs alongside each title. The deck leans towards the Hermetic/Mystical tradition, and draws on the colour symbolism and principles of Paul Foster Case via the Albano-Waite Tarot. Self-published and available in three sizes from the artist.
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Self Published 2014
Antiquarian Tarot review by Josh
The Antiquarian Tarot is a collage deck created by Maree Bento of Portland, Oregon, who is the proprietress of Etsy store Divine Muses. Maree is already much known in some circles for her Antiquarian Lenormond, and this deck falls very much within the same aesthetic.
The deck follows the Albano-Waite system and is made of 19th century cabinet cards, bits of antique wallpaper and fabric, as well as vintage illustrations and Bento's own drawings/typography. The imagery here is deep and unique, like walking down a long hallway of antique family photos. That being said, anyone familiar with the Rider-Waite deck could pick this up and understand the symbolism. I found it very easy to read once I spent some time with it.
Similar Decks to Antiquarian TarotTheme: Victorian Era
Category: Collage Decks
Creator: Antiquarian Lenormand by Maree Bento
More About These CardsName: Antiquarian Tarot
Creators: Maree Bento
Publisher: Self Published 2014
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Card Language: English
Extra Info: There are two bonus significator cards: one for males and for females. The deck also comes in three sizes: mini, standard and large.