Details of the Kamasutra Tarot
Solandia's Summary: The Kamasutra Tarot is based on the "textbook of desire" best known as a catalogue of sexual positions. The cards are indeed graphic, but are intended to reflect fourth century attitudes towards sex rather than modern Western views. The imagery across the cards is also deliberately repetitive, so that the subtle cues of posture and body language of the couple are more obvious.
Type: Tarot Deck Number of Cards: 78 Major Arcana: 22 Minor Arcana: 56
Card Size: 2.60 x 4.72 inches = 6.60cm x 12.00cm
Publisher: Published by Lo Scarabeo
Deck Tradition: Mixed
Minor Arcana Style: Unique Scenes Without Suit Symbols
Suits: Chalices, Swords, Wands, Pentacles
Court Cards: Knave, Knight, Queen, King
The Fool is 0 Strength is 11 Justice is 8
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Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: Tapestry-like pattern in shades of brown, red and blue.
Companion Material: Little white booklet in five languages.
Excerpt of the
Kamasutra Tarot review by Solandia: The Kamasutra Tarot combines a Tarot structure with 78 images in the style of the ‘textbook of desire’, the ancient Indian book that covers romantic love, the mechanics of sex, the process of finding a wife and more, but is most well-known for its inventive illustrations of sexual positions.
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