Melanated Classic Tarot. $40.00.
The Rider Waite Smith tarot deck, originally published in 1910, was illustrated by Pamela Colman-Smith. It is by far the most popular tarot deck ever created, and is considered the most basic and important unit of tarot reading to build upon. Although the deck was meant to showcase universal archetypes to spark the subconscious mind of every man and woman regardless of race — and although Colman-Smith was a biracial woman of color who spent her early life living in Jamaica, she was paid to draw scenes depicting only whites.
Oubria & Julia felt that it was time for the Rider Waite Smith tarot deck to be re-imagined, to reflect the images of the individuals Colman-Smith surely would have considered examples of classic, magical archetypes. Representation matters. Visual reparations matter. As new generations of melanated men and women turn toward tarot cards for guidance, spirituality and entrepreneurship, its imperative they use tools that replenish their self-esteem, power & potential.
Representation matters! Especially with archetypes of magic & power.