Tarot of the Master

The Tarot of the Master is a recoloured reprint of a Italian tarot deck first published in 1893. The Italian titles are not translated but each card has an individual keyword printed unobtrusively on the face.

Created by Giovanni Vacchetta
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Lo Scarabeo 2002
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Tarot of the Master review by Kate Hill

The Tarot of the Master is a re-coloured re-release of a northern Italian tarot, the 'I Naibi di Giovanni Vachetta' (The Naibi of Giovanni Vachetta). It was first published in 1893 in Turin, home in the present to the Lo Scarabeo publishing house.

Vachetta's artistic style is a mix of medieval and late nineteenth century (some cards are reminiscent of the Victoria Regina Tarot in poses and objects). His original art was coloured in harsh and bright primary and secondary shades, but the modern deck has instead been printed in a delicate, soft palette of greens, greys, pale blues and pinks to emphasise the delicacy of Vachetta's illustrations.

These cards are titled in untranslated Italian, exactly as appeared in the nineteenth century deck. The 21st century edition, showcases t... read more reviews.

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More About These Cards

Name: Tarot of the Master
Creators: Giovanni Vacchetta
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo 2002
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Italian
Minor Arcana Style: Unique pips
Suits: Coppe, Denari, Spade, Bastoni
Court Cards: Fante, Cavaliere, Regina, Re
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: Italian
Card Back: Unknown

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