Old English Tarot deck by Maggie Kneen

Written by  on November 18, 2015 

The medieval English style artwork in the Old English Tarot has a has a wonderful soft, old-fashioned look. The majors are quite simple figures, while the minor arcana show the suit elements and a tiny scene at the base of the card.
The colors are rich, bold, and deep. The lines are simple, but the pictures are still detailed enough to be pleasing to an art lover. What struck me the most was the background of the major arcana. It is a warm and creamy golden brown with very artistically drawn curlicues twisting through it. What I found particularly interesting was the way in which the artist worked off of some older tarot interpretations. For instance, The Lovers shows a young man trying to choose between two women, often representing virtue and vice, while cupid hovers above them, waiting to let his arrow fly. This is typical of older tarot decks, and shows more of the choice and duality that is inherent in the meaning of the card.
The court cards were also beautiful. (aeclectic.net)

Name: Old English Tarot
Creators: Maggie Kneen
Publisher: US Games 1997
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Mixed
The Fool is 0
Strength is 8
Justice is 11

maggie-kneen.com

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