I made a video of my latest acquisition of the Buckland Romani Tarot. Call it a review or call it "show and tell" but I go through all the cards and make some comments about the deck.
This deck has been on my wishlist for some time and I didn't realize it was still in print! The original Llewellyn edition has been OOP for a while, however, Galde Press has been printing the 2nd edition of the cards since 2008 and there were still a few left.
The Buckland Romani Tarot's suit names have replaced the standard RWS. Koshes (Wands), Koros (Cups), Chives (Swords) & Bolers (Pentacles).
The print quality is superb & the colors are beautifully saturated with very clear images.
The cards are on a thick matte papery stock and the edges seem to chip easily since there is no protective coating. This happens with borderless decks! The tuck box is thinner than your usual box and no LWB was included. For $20 that's fine with me.
Card size is 2 3/4" x4 7/8" (70mm x 124mm).
The book I share here is a used OOP Llewellyn Publications 1st edition that I acquired prior to buying the 2nd edition deck. This book is what finally prompted me to seek out the tarot deck. The 2nd edition of the book is still available through Galde Press.
UPDATE: The deck and book are now out of print. I don't know if they will be printing this again. Please check with them for further information.
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Maree Bento is an artist and practitioner of the mystical & healing arts.
She’s a professional tarot reader and veteran deck creator born under a Sagittarius Sun with a Libra Rising & Capricorn Moon conjunct Pallas Athena. She's been deepening her astrology studies the last few years, after a years-long hobby interest in the subject.
Maree was a licensed massage therapist for 17 years practicing various holistic modalities for body, mind, and spiritual well-being & connection.
Her background in the healing arts inspires her present approach to tarot, creativity, ritual, and divination.
She loves traveling, especially to her ancestral homeland, the Azores, and has been relearning her mother tongue. She enjoys connecting with family, friends, & animals, She lives in Portland with her beloved, David, and their huggable hound, Dante where they hike rain or shine.
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