Design and Artwork
The Tarot Vintage (Waite) deck, a creation of Arthur Edward Waite, Pamela Colman Smith, and Sasha Graham, offers a fresh take on the classic Rider-Waite-Smith imagery. The deck is designed with a linen-finish and antiqued look, providing a historical and vintage feel. The selectively colored figures and objects set against an aged background give these cards a well-used, cherished appearance.
Symbolism and Themes
Retaining the iconic symbolism of the original Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot, this deck is perfect for readers seeking a blend of traditional and historical vibes in their readings. The vintage aesthetic adds depth to the symbolic meanings, resonating with tarot enthusiasts who appreciate the blend of old and new.
Users appreciate the gentle, light color scheme and the distressed effect, which is not overdone. The card stock quality is well-received for a mass-produced deck, offering ease in handling and shuffling. The deck’s size is slightly narrower than standard, enhancing its ease of use during readings and shuffling.
About the Author
Arthur Edward Waite, a key figure in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, collaborated with artist Pamela Colman Smith, also a member of the Golden Dawn, to create the original Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot. Sasha Graham, a renowned tarot expert and author, has contributed significantly to the field with her various tarot-related works and decks.
- Restyled classic Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot with a vintage appearance.
- Features linen-finish and antiqued look.
- Perfect for readers who appreciate historical tarot decks.
- 78-card deck with an instructional booklet.
- Well-received card stock quality for shuffling and handling.