This groundbreaking, classic deck was released in 1910 and is one of the most popular around. With the vision of Arthur Edward Waite and iconic illustrations by Pamela Colman Smith, these cards, originally published by the Rider Company (thus the name) transformed tarot decks into a new language of visual imagery.
This says it best: "A unique feature of the Rider-Waite deck, and one of the principal reasons for its enduring popularity, is that all of the cards, including the Minor Arcana, depict full scenes with figures and symbols. Prior to the Rider-Waite Tarot, the pip cards of almost all tarot decks were marked only with the arrangement of the suit signs -- swords, wands, cups, and coins, or pentacles. The pictorial images on all the cards allow interpretations without the need to repeatedly consult explanatory text. The innovative Minor Arcana, and Pamela Colman Smith's ability to capture the subtleties of emotion and experience have made the Rider-Waite Tarot a model for the designs of many tarot packs." -- (from The Encyclopedia of Tarot, Volume III).
The cards are filled with thought, beauty, wonder, and subtle details, resonating with beginners to seasoned readers, alike.
- Cards measure 2.75 x 4.75 inches
- 78 cards
- Includes instruction booklet
- A beloved and iconic tarot deck
- Beautifully illustrated
- One of the most popular tarot decks
Made In - Italy