Tarot shopping! I was browsing Lo Scarabeo’s website for a fiction project, as I wanted a character to purchase a “first deck” from a Pagan/Wiccan/Metaphysical shop. It’s the Silver Witchcraft Tarot, a boxed set.
This deck spoke to me, not only as the right deck for the story, but it appealed to my tarot-ho gene! 🙂
The boxed set includes the lovely box itself (top left, open), a companion book, (top center), and the deck (bottom). The matching bag is a separate item, but I’ve bought them for other Lo Scarabeo decks I own.
The deck is gorgeous. The images are full-size, with no border at all on the cards.
Here’s the first three cards off the top: The Fool, The Magician, and The High Priestess. I like that the image for The Magician is female; good vibe for a witchy deck.
One of the coolest things about this particular deck is also, alas, its Achilles’ Heel. The “Silver” in the Silver Witchcraft Tarot is on the edges of the cards. As a deck, it looks great, but it looks like the process is to dip/spray/touch the cards to the silver paint after the deck is assembled and pressed down for packaging. This made opening the deck a pain, because many of the cards were stuck together at the edges. It was a bit of a process to bend the stuck pairs of cards back and forth a bit, without ruining them, to separate them. Had to employ a modeling knife to one pair, even. Still, I like the look.