The medieval English style artwork has a has a wonderful soft, old-fashioned look. The majors are quite simple figures, while the minor arcana show the suit elements and a tiny scene at the base of the card.
When I first came across this deck in a bookstore
I was not really looking for another Tarot Deck.
However, being a medieval history buff who is into the art,
cooking, music etc. of Merry Olde England, I simply
couldn't resist. Old English Tarot? This just had to be the
deck for me!
So I brought it home and cracked it open
and was immediately delighted by the images of the
major arcana. The colors are rich, bold, and deep. The
lines are simple, but the pictures are still detailed
enough to be pleasing to an art lover. What struck me the
most was the background of the major arcana. It is a
warm and creamy golden brown with very artistically
drawn curlicues twisting through it. What I found
particularly interesting was the way in which the artist worked
off of some older t...
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Name: Old English Tarot Creators:
Maggie Kneen Publisher: US Games Deck Type: Tarot Deck Cards: 78 Major Arcana: 22 Minor Arcana: 56 Deck Tradition: Mixed The Fool is 0 Strength is 8 Justice is 11 Card Back: Reversible