Roots of Asia Tarot

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Title

Roots of Asia Tarot

Subject

Asia, Buddhism

Description

78 cards plus 2 advertising cards and an 87 page booklet in a green standard cardboard tuck box.

Cards measure 12 cm tall x 7 cm wide.

Though first published in 1988 by Amaravati Publishing in England, this copy was published in 2001 by AG Muller in Switzerland.

The cards have a matte finish and are flexible enough for shuffling.

Backs are non-reversible. The art style is very dreamy and meditative -- and quite simply beautiful. The medium is painting, and the predominant colors are shades of gold and blue.

I'd classify this as a scenic deck, though just barely so. The minors sometimes include humans and/or animals, but not always. Yet they are far more than just pips.

Suits are Cups, Pentacles, Wands, and Swords.

Courts are Page, Knight, Queen, and King.

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

There's an oddity with the ISBN on my copy that's worth noting. While there's a sticker on the box that gives 1-57281-342-3 as the ISBN, this doesn't match the ISBN printed elsewhere on the box as well as on the instructional booklet, which is 3-905219-79-4.

I did a Google search for both ISBNs, and both brought up the Roots of Asia deck in the search returns.

This is one of my favorite decks purely for its beauty and astoundingly unique and meditative art.

Creator

Klanprachar, Amnart (artist)
Boonyawan, Thaworn (writer)

Publisher

AG Muller
AGM

Date

2001

Format

78 cards

Language

English

Type

Other

Identifier

3-905219-79-4 (printed in the instructional booklet) or 1-57281-342-3 (sticker on the back of the box)

Citation

Klanprachar, Amnart (artist) and Boonyawan, Thaworn (writer), “Roots of Asia Tarot,” The Osborne Tarot Collection, accessed December 3, 2021, https://tarot.zerosummer.org/items/show/72.

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