A new spin on the classic Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot, this deck has been created with a linen-finish and antiqued look for readers who want a more historical feel. Selectively colored figures and objects are set in an aged background, giving these cards a broken-in, well-used appearance―a preferred patina for many tarotists. Using the pictorial key of the original RWS deck, this is a perfect reading deck for times when you want to feel vintage tarot vibes.
Arthur Edward Waite (1857 – 1942) was the co-creator of the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot. He was a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and he wrote a number of books on esoteric topics.
Pamela Colman Smith (1878 – 1951) was a British artist who created the original pen, ink, and watercolor illustrations that became the iconic Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot. "Pixie" Smith was a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, where she likely met her collaborator, A.E. Waite.
Sasha Graham teaches tarot classes and produces tarot events at New York City's premier cultural institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has appeared on film, television, radio, and in the New York Times. She lives in New York City.