Tarot Piatnik Wien - Rare + Out of Print

tarot piatnik wien pointner tarot
tarot piatnik wien pointner tarot
tarot piatnik wien pointner tarot
tarot piatnik wien pointner tarot
tarot piatnik wien pointner tarot
tarot piatnik wien pointner tarot
tarot piatnik wien pointner tarot
tarot piatnik wien pointner tarot
tarot piatnik wien pointner tarot
tarot piatnik wien pointner tarot
tarot piatnik wien pointner tarot
tarot piatnik wien pointner tarot
tarot piatnik wien pointner tarot
tarot piatnik wien pointner tarot
tarot piatnik wien pointner tarot
tarot piatnik wien pointner tarot
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Tarot Piatnik Wien - Rare + Out of Print

125.00

Rare and out-of-print Tarot Piatnik Wien (aka Pointner Tarot). Published in 1974 by Austrian playing card company Piatnik, the Tarot Piatnik Wien is a colorful re-imagining of a Marseille-style deck. The cards contain modern and traditional symbolism expressed through brightly colored images, a bit of humor, and a lot of energy.

The purchase is for a complete 78 card deck plus two additional cards with tarot spreads on them and a little while book with descriptions in English. The cards are in like new condition while the box shows sign of wear including a torn, but still attached corner, and some tears along the seams of the box, as well as the remnants of and slight damage from a previous price tag.

The final photo compares the size of the Tarot Piatnik Wien with the standard Rider Waite Smith Tarot.

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From Aeclectic Tarot:

The Piatnik Wien Tarot has rather extraordinary bright colours and textured patterns making up its partly historical and partly modern Tarot scenes. The minor cards are French style, and have arranged pips on the numbered cards.

From the review by Bonnie Cehovet:

The faces of the Major Arcana go completely to the edge of the card. The art is two dimensional and somewhat cartoonish, with eye-popping coloring in reds, yellows, blues, greens, and purples. The card number in Roman numerals is at the top of the card, with the card title in the bottom in French. The card titles are traditional, with Justice as VIII and Strength as XI. For the most part, the scenes resemble those of the "Rider-Waite Tarot". The High Priestess is shown in profile, facing the right hand side of the card, with a female figure standing behind her, and a Dove in the upper right hand side of the card. Le Pape appears standing between two pillars, with a Dove above him, and an insert with two figures, one in red and one in green, beneath him. The Le Chariot card inserts some humor with the traditional Chariot on the top portion of the card, with a race car inserted below it. Force shows a weight lifter in the top portion of the card, with the traditional female figure and lion in the bottom portion of the card. The Fool has his arms hanging down, forming a triangle beneath his face, rather than behind his back.

This deck, with its modern art imagery and fierce coloring, is certainly a collectors item. It is also a highly usable deck, especially for those clients that are "stuck" with traditional images and relate to the coloring and imagery here... I found it great fun to peruse the Major Arcana and identify the esoteric and astrological symbols set amongst all that color!


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