Old Ligurian-Piedmontese Tarot 1995 (Collection) "Last Units"
It consists of 78 letters plus brochure with instructions in multilanguage language.
In the Traditional Tarots, the first historical evidence that refers to the existence of Tarotes rests with the Italian quattrocento; At the same time and place - the Renaissance courts of Ferrara and Milan - the oldest decks also belong.
The Tarots consisted of two series of cards: 22 Major Arcana, representing 22 religious and moral allegories, and 56 Minor Arcana, identical to the cards in a normal deck. Until the end of the eighteenth century, before being considered an instrument of cartomancy, the tarot was a card game widely spread among social classes throughout Europe.
The rules of this game can be considered similar to those of the Bridge, and even today it is still used in many places with few variations compared to those used in the Middle Ages.
Although the cartomantic aspect of the Tarot became predominant, this characteristic nevertheless affected especially the mysterious images of the Major Arcana, leaving invariable, with few exceptions, the Minor Arcana. It was not until 1911 when, with the publication of the Rider-Waite Deck, a pictorial iconography was introduced into modern cartomancy that also included the Minor Arcana.
That is why, in many ways, the use of a traditional deck for divinatory purposes is more difficult and less immediate than that of a modern one. In spite of this, the allegorical simplicity and purity of the Traditional Tarot is a heritage that should never be lost, because it contains, hidden among its own images, the roots of modern cartomancy.
Author: Giovan Battista Guala & Giordano Berti
Nº of Cards: 78
Brochure with instructions.
Language: English, Spanish, German, Italian, French.
Stock: Latest Units.
The graphic images are a sample of the original letters and may show some variation in the tone or color of the originals.