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Tarot of the Journey to the Orient

Also known as Marco Polo Tarot

The Tarot of the Journey to the Orient is based upon the fables told by Marco Polo of his 24 year journey through Asia and the Orient, after his return to Venice. The minors are snapshots of live scenes, whereas the East-meets-West majors are more mythical.

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Created by Riccardo Minetti, Severino Baraldi
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Lo Scarabeo 2002

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Tarot of the Journey to the Orient review by Solandia

The Tarot of the Journey to the Orient, subtitled the Marco Polo Tarot, isn't meant to be a strictly real and historically accurate tarot deck. It instead describes 'scenes, custom, dress and rituals' in the flavour of Marco Polo's tales, who, as we all know, was an Italian explorer who returned home to his native Venice after 24 years of travels in the Orient and Asia.

The majors of this tarot have the feeling of illustrations from a fable, one where the artist has never seen what has being described. Almost all the 22 cards have a dual scene on each card: one representing the East and one the West. Those cards lacking the dual scene instead show people with their counterpart from the each culture. It sounds a little clumsy but it isn't. The double scene is well-executed and appe...

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Name: Tarot of the Journey to the Orient
Alternate Names: Marco Polo Tarot
Creators: Riccardo Minetti, Severino Baraldi
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo 2002
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Rider-Waite-Smith
Minor Arcana Style: Unique Scenes Without Suit Symbols
Suits: Chalices, Swords, Wands, Pentacles
Court Cards: Page, Knight, Queen, King
The Fool is 0
Strength is 11
Justice is 8

Card Size: 2.60 x 4.72 in. = 6.60cm x 12.00cm
Card Language: Spanish, Italian, German, French, English
Card Back: Unknown

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