By Elisabetta Trevisan
As rich and complex as life itself, the Crystal Tarot blends the look of stained glass with art nouveau style to gracious effect. The use of patterns within patterns gives depth to the traditional pictures of the Tarot. Influenced by both the Rider-Waite and Thoth Tarot decks, this modern Tarot is an exquisite blend of the old and the new. The familiar images are all there, while the details—executed in brilliant and unusual colors—invite viewers to linger, to search, to make sure they miss nothing—an effective trait in a tool of self-examination.
The images on the Crystal Tarot appear to be stained glass and, indeed, this deck is called I Tarocchi di Vetro in Italian.
Artist Elisabetta Trevisan used tempera and pastels to create these crystalline scenes.
This deck was originally published as just the 22 major arcana cards, but the minor arcana has been added to this edition. The card titles are given in five languages with Italian the largest at the bottom, and the other four languages at the top. The card number is given in roman numerals. The suit names and court cards are standard except with cups as chalices and pages as knaves.
The Crystal Tarot is produced by Lo Scarabeo in Italy.
78 - 3 x 5" Full Color Cards and Booklet
Pub Date: March 2001
ITEM: CARDS - Crystal Tarot