ANTIQUARIAN TAROT REVIEW
The Antiquarian Tarot features 78 tarot images crafted using hand-collared artwork from the 19th century as well as older artwork and photographs. The illustrations have an antique appearance and feature handwritten astrological signposts with every title. The deck is influenced by the Mystic/Hermetic traditions, and draws upon the symbolism of colour and the concepts from Paul Foster Case via the Albano-Waite Tarot. It is published by the artist and can be purchased in three different sizes through the artist.
ANTIQUARIAN TAROT DETAILS
The Antiquarian Tarot is a collage deck that was created by Maree Bento, a native of Portland, Oregon, who is the proprietor of the Etsy retailer Divine Muses. Maree is well-known in certain circles for her antiquarian Lenormond and this deck is closely to the same style.
The deck is based on the Albano-Waite method and is comprised of cabinet cards from the 19th century and bits of wallpaper and fabrics along with original illustrations from Bento’s sketches and typewriting. The images are rich and unique, much like strolling through a long hall filled with family photographs from the past. It’s true that anyone who is familiar with the Rider-Waite deck will be able to take this deck and comprehend the meaning behind it.