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Original Rider-Waite Tarot Cards Deck

Original Rider-Waite Tarot Cards Deck
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  • Product Code: TRT-RW
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $18.00

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 Rider-Waite Tarot - The Original Classic, Perfect for Beginners of Tarot!

Once considered revolutionary, the Rider-Waite deck has become the most popular tarot deck in the world, and has set the standard for hundreds of other tarot decks. The cards were drawn in 1909 by Pamela Colman Smith under the direction of Arthur Edward Waite. Smith's vibrant drawings transformed the standard tarot deck. 

"A unique feature of the Rider-Waite deck, and one of the 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)

Rider-Waite Tarot was named one of the Top Ten Tarot Decks of All Time by Aeclectic Tarot.

  • The original and only authorized edition of the famous 78-card tarot deck  designed by Pamela Colman Smith.

  • Includes the instruction booklet by Arthur Edward Waite with Foreward by Stuart R  Kaplan

  • Complete  78-card deck with 22 Major arcana and 56 Lesser arcana in full color

  • Measures  2.75 inches (6.985 cm) by 4.75 inches (12.065 cm).

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