Design and Artwork
The Marigold Tarot Classic, illustrated by Amrit Brar, is a visually captivating 78-card deck. Its second edition features an upgraded matte box with metallic foil stamping, thumb-cuts, and black edging on the cards. The artwork, rooted in themes of life, death, and gold, draws from anatomy, nature, and Punjabi imagery, offering a distinctive aesthetic with its blend of skeletal figures and marigold motifs.
Card Texture and Quality
The cards boast a unique, linen-like texture reminiscent of high-quality casino cards, providing a smooth shuffle and durable feel. The deck’s non-glossy finish enhances its tactile experience, appealing to seasoned tarot readers for its practicality and elegance.
Symbolism and Interpretation
With its striking white and gold illustrations, the deck presents a blend of skeletal and floral themes, exuding a regal yet contemplative vibe. While it follows the Rider Waite layout, with the suit of pentacles swapped for rings, its less expressive artwork may pose interpretive challenges for beginners. However, it is well-suited as a second deck for those with some tarot experience.
About the Author
Amrit Brar is a celebrated illustrator, known for her distinct style that captures both the delicacy and strength of her subjects. Her work, including the Marigold Tarot, has garnered a following for its unique perspective and intricate designs.
- Elegant design with white, gold, and black color scheme
- Unique linen-like card texture for durability and ease of use
- Intricate artwork inspired by life, death, and Punjabi culture
- Follows the Rider Waite layout with creative adaptations
- Included downloadable guidebook for in-depth understanding
This deck does not include a manual. You can download the manual for CAD$5 via this link.