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BACKSTORY: We successfully crowdfunded Oak, Ash & Thorn back in May 2020. From start to finish, creating it was such a joyful experience, and we couldn't have done it without all of our lovely backers and the continued support from our customers. The beautiful English countryside that surrounds us was the inspiration for this deck. It's truly magical!
In folklore, the site of oak, ash and thorn trees entwined on a hillside mark the dwelling of spirits or the entrance to the other world. These three trees come together with a collection of woodland animals to create a stunning and unique Tarot deck.
DECK SPECS: Oak, Ash & Thorn (Volume I.I), created by Stephanie Burrows and Illustrated by Adam Oehlers, consists of a thank you card, 78 tarot cards (22 Majors and 56 Minors), a ‘Possibilities’ card and two, double-sided reference cards. The deck is protected by two blank cards.
They are printed on eco-friendly, 400 GSM, FSC accredited/carbon balanced paper with veggie inks (protected by matte, anti-scuff laminate).
The cards measure 70mm x 120mm (2.75" x 4.75"), with white borders and rounded corners, but they do not include the two bonus art cards, Certificate of Authenticity, nor the extras that were unique to the Kickstarter printed decks. While the back of the cards isn’t reversible, it doesn't mean that you can't read using reversals. We encourage you to use this deck in whatever way suits you best.
The cards are housed in a light brown, 350gsm tuck flap box (with an easy to open lid and a glued base); beautifully embossed in black veggie-based ink in a woodland design.
Since we wanted to keep Oak, Ash & Thorn as eco-friendly as possible, there is no physical guidebook that accompanies this Tarot deck, and there are no plans for one. Instead, we include two double-sided companion reference sheets featuring keywords that thoughtfully depict the nature of each card, allowing the deck to be read intuitively. There is an accompanying PDF guidebook which can be requested upon proof of purchase.
THE MAJOR ARCANA: These cards showcase animals whose personality traits parallel the 22 individual universal archetypes represented in the Major Arcana of a classic Rider-Waite-Smith deck.
THE MINOR ARCANA: The Minor Arcana cards are broken down by an animal representative of each element. The Cups (squirrels) represent feelings, emotions and relationships. They resemble a heart-centred spirit. The Pentacles (hares) represent the material world. They resemble a grounded and bountiful spirit. The Swords (ravens) represent intellect, thoughts, and state of mind. They resemble a logical and intelligent spirit. The Wands (foxes) represent creativity, inspiration and passion. They resemble a bold and adventurous spirit.
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SKU: OAT DECK