Apr 4, 2011

Deck Review- The African Tarot

The African Tarot by artist Marina Romito and written by Denese Palm is a charming little deck published by US Games. Hailing from South Africa and inspired by the Shangaan culture, this brightly colored deck is both appealing and fascinating to work with.

Based on  Rider Waite imagery, this smaller than average deck (The cards measure 2.5 x 3.5") is perfect for smaller hands and a great deck for beginners to learn to read with. The vibrant imagery draws largely on the African experience, depicted in a primitive art style. Evoking universal childhood emotions, African Tarot can help you explore your true inner nature. 

This deck is absolutely adorable and surprisingly accurate to read with, it consists of 78 cards, the standard amount in a deck, and has a delightful image of a turtle on the back of the cards which can be read upright or reversed. I absolutely love the coloring used on the cards and the whimsical figures. This is a perfect deck for anyone and quite unique deck for any collection.

Publisher: US Games Systems
Artist: Marina Romito
ISBN: 1-57281-020-3

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