Tarot Decoratif Deck and Book Set
Tarot Decoratif artfully combines elements of two pillars of contemporary tarot practice, the Smith-Waite® Tarot and the Tarot de Marseille. Acclaimed tarot artist Ciro Marchetti provides a unique view of classical tarot iconography, paying homage to tradition while appealing to modern sensibilities. The 168-page illustrated guidebook explores the history, mythology and religion hidden in the 22 Triumphs (Major Arcana), and includes an in-depth course on how to interpret the Minor Arcana numerologically.
Cards measure 3” x 4.875”
About the Author
Ciro Marchetti (Florida) is an award-winning artist from the United Kingdom. He studied art in London, followed by a career working in Europe and South America where he co-founded what became the largest graphic design agency in the region. He later transferred to the United States where he opened a branch office based in Miami. In addition to managing his company, Ciro also gave workshops and lectures on digital imagery and illustration at the Fort Lauderdale Art Institute, and continues to create his own personal style of visionary art. Ciro's eclectic portfolio of offerings includes award-winning cartomancy decks, posters, and jigsaw puzzles along with tarot-themed ceramic inlayed wooden boxes, reading cloths, bags, and kimono-style gowns.
Lee Bursten wrote the companion guidebooks for Tarot of Dreams, Universal Tarot of Marseille, Marchetti Tarot, Tarot Decoratif, and Mystic Palette Tarot. He created the Zodiac Tarot and the Gay Tarot and wrote their Little White Booklets. He contributed text and articles for Gilded Tarot Royale, Gilded Reverie Lenormand: Expanded Edition, and Llewellyn's Tarot Readers, and was technical editor of Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Tarot. He served for several years as a forum moderator for the now-inactive Aeclectic Tarot Forum. He was a professional tarot reader for aeclectic.net, and wrote many deck reviews for Tarot Passages.
Lee has spent decades learning about and experimenting with tarot and other divination systems. He believes that a card reader does not need to rely on a belief in the supernatural, and that a reading can be a cathartic, insightful, and creative experience. His approach is flexible, playful, and non-dogmatic.