Tarot of the Master
is an Italian deck originally called The Naibi of Giovanni Vachetta that was published in 1893.
The original art was colored in harsh and bright primary and secondary shades, but the modern version has been printed with a delicate, soft palette of greens, greys, pale blues and pinks to emphasise the delicacy of Vachetta's illustrations.
The deck was ahead of its' time in that the artist began to take steps towards minor arcana with illustrated scenes instead of the typical pips nearly thirty years before Pamela Colman-Smith's revolutionary drawings for the Rider-Waite Tarot.
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The Tarot of the Master was created in an era that was free of the occult influences of A.E. Waite, Aleister Crowley and the Golden Dawn society. The tarot was still a game that had become a form of art.
This is an important historical deck that can also be useful for readings.