Details of the Ship of Fools Tarot
Solandia's Summary: The Ship of Fools Tarot is a pen-and-ink tarot blending classical tarot symbolism with the illustrations and ideas of Das Narrenschiff (The Ship of Fools), a satiric medieval German poem warning against over 100 vices and follies.
Type: Tarot Deck Number of Cards: 78 Major Arcana: 22 Minor Arcana: 56
Card Size: 3.13 x 4.63 inches = 7.94cm x 11.75cm
Publisher: Published by Llewellyn
Deck Tradition: Rider-Waite-Smith
Minor Arcana Style: Unique Scenes Without Suit Symbols
Suits: Staves, Cups, Swords, Coins
Court Cards: Page, Knight, Queen, King
Major Titles: The Vagabond, The Mountebank, The Papess, The
Empress, The Emperor, The Pope, Love, The Cart, Strength,
The Hermit, The Wheel of Fortune, Justice, The Hanged
Man, Death, Temperance, The Devil, The Tower, The
Stars, The Moon, The Sun, Judgment, The World
The Fool is 0 Strength is 11 Justice is 8
Black and White Decks,
Changed Suit/Element Associations
Medieval & Renaissance
Other Decks by Creator(s):
Light and Shadow Tarot,
by Brian Williams.
Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: Cream background with the 4 suit symbols in sepia arranged symmetrically.
Companion Material: 240+ page companion book by creator Williams explaining the history, context, and creation process
Excerpt of the
Ship of Fools Tarot review by Solandia: The Ship of Fools Tarot is "a classic and traditional tarot uniquely based on images of freedom and foolishness" by Brian Williams, creator of other well-known tarots like the Renaissance Tarot, PoMo Tarot and the Minchiate Tarot. The inspiration for these cards was 'Das Narrenschiff', The Ship of Fools, a German poem published by Sebastian Brant in 1495. The popular poem was a moralistic satire w... read more.
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