Sonntag, 14. Juli 2013

Basque Country Tarot (Tarot de Euskalherria)

Creator(s): Alfredo Fermin Cemillan, Maritxu Erlanz de Güler
Date: 1991
Country: Spain
Heraclio Fournier
Number of Cards:
Encyclopedia of Tarot, vol. IV, pp. 241

The Tarot de Euskalherria (Basque Country Tarot) was commissioned by publisher Fournier to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Fournier Museum of Cards. Under the direction of Marixtu Erlanz de Güler, artist Alfredo Fermin Cemillan painted the deck.

The Major Arcana retain the traditional names with the exception of the Hierophant, who is the High Priest. The Majors have the names written on the bottoms in Spanish, Basque and English. Death is unnamed and the Fool is unnumbered. The Majors also have astrological symbols, but they do not correspond to the Golden Dawn assignments. The Court Cards do not have names written on them. The suits are, according to lwb,  Cups, Swords, Pentacles and Rods, and the courts King, Queen, Knight and Jack. The Minor Arcana pips include flora of the Basque region and plants reputed to have magical properties, including mandragora and belladonna.

The art is watercolor. The deck includes two presentation cards and came with a  lwb, which  provides information in Spanish, English, French and German.

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