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Tarot du Roy Nissanka

The Tarot du Roy Nissanka is a French deck based upon the myths of the medieval Sri Lankan king Nissanka. Only major cards have scenes, and the card titles and booklet are in French only.

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Created by Maria Mestre
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Grimaud


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Tarot du Roy Nissanka review by Toria Betson

I fell in love with this tarot deck the moment I took it out of its box. It is beautiful! Reminiscent of Indian or Persian miniatures, the costumes are exquisitely detailed and the scene-less pips are lavishly decorated with flowers and vines. Even the reversible backs of the cards are gorgeous, in a deep navy blue with a lovely gold diamond pattern. The blue color is carried onto the front in the borders. Richly saturated pinks, purples and blues predominate and shiny gold highlights add to the richness of the cards.

King Nissanka was a 12th century king of Sri Lanka. It is said that he was wise and well respected. Many beautiful temples and other structures were attributed to him. Rather than being based on history, the cards seem to have been inspired by a legend surroundin...
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Theme: Eastern

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Name: Tarot du Roy Nissanka
Creators: Maria Mestre
Publisher: Grimaud
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Marseilles
Minor Arcana Style: Decorated Pips
Suits: Baton, Coupe, Epee, Deniers
Court Cards: Valet, Cavalier, Reyne, Roy
Major Titles: Le Mat, le Bateleur, la Papesse, l'Imperatrice, L'Empereur, Le Pape, L'Amoureaux, Le Chariot, La Justice, L'Hermite,La Roue de Fortune, La Force, Le Pendu, unnamed death, Temperance, Le Diable, La Maison Dieu, L'Etoile, La Lune, Le Soleil, Le Jugement, Le Monde
The Fool is Unnumbered
Strength is 8
Justice is 11

Card Size: 2.48 x 4.72 in. = 6.30cm x 12.00cm
Card Language: French
Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: Diagonal diamonds drawn with gold on deep blue background with small abstract sun in center

Companion Material: Little white booklet in French.


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