Eastern European Tarot Decks
Tarot decks from eastern Europe - Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and others.
The Avalele Street Deck was inspired by both traditional tarot and the contemporary era. The 78 colourful, expressive cards are collages of the artist's original paintings and photographs. Self-published and available from the artist.
The Edyta Gadek Tarot is a self-titled Polish deck with bright and colourful paintings on the 78 cards. The symbolism is reasonably traditional, though the minors are a kind of decorated pip card rather than fully illustrated scenes.
The artwork of this self-titled Polish Tarot deck is exotic and unusual, colourful and busy. The Jasniak Tarot cards have gold borders and titles in English and Polish.
Karty Tarot is the title of a Polish deck of 78 cards, and it simply means 'Tarot Cards'. The images are mostly black and white inside dark gold borders, with some colour accents in the pip-style minor arcana. From the creator of the Jasniak Tarot.
The Retroracle is an expanded Lenormand deck of 54 cards. The deck takes its artistic illustration from vintage Eastern European graphic design, and has a deliberately retro feel. Published in a limited edition of 1000 decks.
The Soul Mandala Tarot is a Polish deck of 78 cards. The artwork is very colourful, computer-arranged collage with a bit of a heroic fantasy feel - a lot of the images seem to come from fantasy-style or science-fiction comics or posters. The cards also have astrological, Qabbalistic, Hindu, Runic and elemental symbols in the borders.
The Swietlistej Drogi Tarot is a Tarot of 78 cards from Poland. Its illustrated art is dramatic and unusual, with fine yellow and white brushstrokes set entirely on black backgrounds. Titled in English and Polish.
Tarot Czterech Zywiolow was published in Poland in 2000. Its original art has a Thoth influence, surrounded by a white border with card titles and keywords printed in Polish.
The Tarot Magow - Tarot of the Magi - is an English and Polish titled Fournier republication of a Polish deck. Its imagery is esoteric and has the strong thickness of pastels.
The Tarot of Prague is a very beautiful Tarot, composed of collaged photographs of Prague's art and architecture. Suitable for readings, and for beginners, the Tarot of Prague is now a classic, and is highly recommended.
The art of the Polski Tarot is exaggerated, and to my eyes has a surreal dreamlike feel. The main titles are in Polish, but there are also English and French subtitles.
The Tarot Terapia Slowem is a rather lovely Polish Tarot, in which all cards are illustrated in soft and colourful detail, and titled in a mix of Polish and English. The deck has extra Devil and Hierophant cards, bringing the total to 80.