FOREST FOLKLORE TAROT DECK REVIEW
The New Forest, an English timberland, is the inspiration for the Forest Folklore Tarot. Watercolour and photo cards are combined to include wild animals from the woodland, as well fairies, gnomes and fairies from tale.
Kessia Begley-Smith created the first deck, The Forest Folklore Tarot. Her cards were inspired by tales, wild animals, and folklore from the New Forest in Hampshire, England. They also function as fairies, fairies as well as humans in natural environments.
Kessia is an artist who works mainly in watercolour, with some photo elements. The cards were impersonated by the musicians’ family and friends, as well, each card was assigned to a character that matches (or falls short) their physical characteristics. Although their faces are included, it works well. However, not all cards have an ‘actual face. The art on deck ranges from very photo-realistic cards such as the Ace of Wands or the Chariot to a more obscured design in Lady, Knight and Queen of Wands.
FOREST FOLKLORE TAROT DECK CARD DETAILS
According to the buddy brochure, the twenty-two most significant arcana is known as the ‘hearts’ of the Forest Folklore Tarot and can also be used by themselves for analysis. These cards feature a basic Tarot image with a forest flavor. The blue-cloaked High Priestess with a round of white light at her feet and a black cat at her feet under a trilithon surrounded by stars, is my favorite. The Empress has a broad smile and holds a scepter, several wheat stalks, and a scepter in her other hand. It is also bordered by falls as well rich plant development. The World is a card in which an ox and a lion depend on. A female dances with an archer head in each hand, while a thick cover of trees hides behind the scenes.
All the minor arcana can be fully illustrated in an identical imaginative design to the majors. They are also separated into sections of Cups and Wands, Swords, Rings, as well as Rings. Every match is illustrated by different woodland people, including water fairies and rogues, as well as dwarves. The Cups illustrate naked females on a number of cards (they are fairies); the Wands are the fit of the blonde, blue-eyed fairies of any ages; the Swords cards are repainted in pink and also increased tones and also have a one-foot high pink rascal connecting or observing individuals on the cards, devil-on-the-shoulder-style. Match of Rings is related to Dwarves and has fairies with sharp ears and barefoot hobbit-like creatures as well as dwarves that look more human-like. Each Ace attributes a pet to the New Forest–the kingfisher and indigenous horse, deer and also tawny Owl–while the face cards are individual cards with titles such as Lady, Knight and Queen, as well as King.
The cards show the correct number of icons for each card, 4 in the Four of Wands for example. However, they only have a slight similarity to RiderWaite scenes. Although the deck is based on traditional tarot card analysis, some creative permission has been granted.