Tarot of the Elves

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Title

Tarot of the Elves

Subject

Elves

Description

78 cards + a title card and an advertising card + an LWB in a standard cardboard tuck box.

Cards measure 12 cm tall x 6.6 cm wide. The card stock is very flexible, with a smooth, mostly-matte finish. This deck could easily be riffle-shuffled.

The card back design is fully reversible. 

No titles appear on the cards, though they do have numbers and suit symbols. The LWB identifies each card by title, however.

Strength is 8 and Justice is 11. The Fool is numbered 0.

Suits are Wands, Cups, Swords, and Discs. The court cards are Page, Knight, Queen, and King.

The minor arcana are scenic and are meant to depict a story within each suit. The LWB provides further details about the story lines.

Because this is a story-driven deck, it would be a challenge to use it for readings without first familiarizing yourself with the narrative. However, there are some nods throughout to the typical RWS pattern, if you look carefully. Some cards align much more closely to the RWS than others.

A final note: While I recognize the time, work, care, and creativity that goes into the creation of 78 cards, the digital art of this deck is distractingly awkward and poorly rendered. Elven storylines aside, I would not and could not use this deck for readings simply because I find the art so off-putting. Admittedly, this deck dates from a time when the tools for creating digital art were still rough-hewn compared to what is available now.

Creator

Corsi, Davide (artist)
McElroy, Mark, 1964-

Publisher

Lo Scarabeo

Date

© 2007

Format

78 cards

Language

Multiple languages

Type

Mixed / RWS

Identifier

978-0738711713

Citation

Corsi, Davide (artist) and McElroy, Mark, 1964-, “Tarot of the Elves,” The Osborne Tarot Collection, accessed March 8, 2021, http://tarot.zerosummer.org/items/show/320.

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