Tarot Wayang

The Tarot Wayang is an unusual tarot based on wayang kulit, Indonesion shadow puppet performances, and designed to introduce tarot to an Indonesian audience.

Card Images from the Tarot Wayang

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Tarot Wayang review by Sandra A. Thomson

Picture this. You are in a small village somewhere in Indonesia. It is late in the evening and you are sitting on the ground. In the dark, a coconut oil lamp flickering behind a large white cloth screen stretched between wooden poles, casts the only light. From behind the cloth comes music performed by four musicians (the gendér wayang) on xylophone-like instruments. You are at one of the frequent and ever-popular wayang kulit (shadow puppet) performances, on which the Tarot Wayang deck is based. More accurately, the Tarot Wayang beautifully depicts photographs of some of the characters/puppets (known as wayang) used in the shadow puppet plays.

In the actual wayang kulit, a dalang, or priest puppeteer, sits cross-legged behind the screen as he manipulates the flat, elabora... read more reviews.

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Theme: Eastern

More About These Cards

Name: Tarot Wayang
Creators: Ani Sekarningsih
Publisher: Grasindo
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78

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