Handmade Tarot Decks
Tarot and oracle decks that are individually crafted by hand.
The Efflorescent Tarot (efflorescent meaning 'bursting into flower') is based on the Rider-Waite tradition and comprised of its own illustrated world of characters, objects and places. The 78-card deck is currently available from the artist through Etsy (in full-colour or black and white versions), and is also seeking a publisher.
The Flowers of Life Tarot was a high school thesis project by Cerrithwen Genetti, daughter of Alexandra Genetti and creator of the Wheel of Change Tarot. It is a photo-collage, majors-only deck, available in a hand-made limited edition.
These images that make up the Four Elements Tarot are of Angela's personal tarot deck, handmade for her own use. The minor arcana have strong links to the earth/air/fire/water elements.
The Hero's Journey Tarot is the 'older, wilder sister' of Arnell Ando's Transformational Tarot, combining contemporary imagery with old world art in its cards. Each Hero's Journey set is individually handmade by Arnell, and has 78 full-size cards, a signed book and wooden box.
The Illuminated Tarot deck is another recoloured version of the Rider-Waite... but these are no ordinary colours. Every part of the scene glows with luminous brilliance. The cards live up to their name.
By the creator of the Wheel of Change Tarot, Alexandra Genetti, each card in the Jumbledance Tarot deck is a collage of images cut from magazines. This is a handmade deck, and is very well put together.
The Lucky Pack Tarot was born from the Tarot Art Calendar by Arnell Ando and Leslie Cochran. Arnell's 22-card collage deck is signed, handmade, and a limited edition of only 250 copies.
The Tarot Chesta is very limited edition of 61 hand-made tarot sets. The symbology of the lino-block and screen-printed images in the Tarot Chesta is Rider-Waite-Smith, with some personal touches.
Tarot Whispers at the House of Dusk
Tarot Whispers at the House of Dusk is another self-published deck from prolific artist Lynyrd Narciso (who also created the Vanessa Tarot from US Games). This majors-only deck has a twilight, romantic fantasy feel, set in a fictional world.
The Garden Path: An Antipodean Tarot is a personal and intuitive Tarot with images of the natural world. The cards feature Australian scenery, birds and animals, as well people close to the creator. Now available in a limited edition handmade set of 22 cards.
The Third Eye Oracle has 48 cards with fairly simple designs, arranged in 12 themes of growth, change and perception. Each theme contains a four card cycle illustrating its aspects, which are also visually associated with the colours of the four elements. The deck is self-published by the artist.
Twenty-Two Keys of the Tarot is a rare majors-only deck by Susan Kay Topa, published in 1979. The 22 cards follow the Thoth pattern and were hand-printed, giving them a blocky, primitive appearance.