A 78-card tarot deck inspired by the plants and animals of North America, signed by the artist.
Featuring hand-colored linocuts of Emi Brady and a full-length guidebook authored by Rachel Pollack, this deck is a love-song to the land.
This second edition box set includes 78 cards printed on heavy duty 400 gsm cardstock, physical and digital copies of Rachel Pollack’s guidebook, and a sturdy, two-part box. The box, book, and cards all feature a soft-touch matte finish, and the cards are edged in matte gold.
This beautiful deck was 18 months in the making, by linocut artist Emi Brady. Each image was painstakingly cut by hand, the printed and hand-coloured to create these richly detailed, stunning images. Emi worked with much-loved tarot veteran Rachel Pollack to create a full-length guidebook to accompany the deck, ensuring that this set contains everything you need to get started reading tarot.
A portion of the proceeds from deck sales are donated by Emi to US Indigenous and ecological non-profits. Little Red Tarot will donate any profit from sales of this deck to Honour the Earth, an Indigenous-led organisation using indigenous wisdom, music, art, and the media to raise awareness and support for Indigenous Environmental Issues.
- 78 card tarot deck. Cards measure 7.5 x 12.7cm/ 3″ x 5″. Printed on 400gsm card, soft-touch matte finish, black borders, matte gold edging
- Detailed guidebook by Rachel Pollack
- Deck and book presented together in a sturdy two-part box with raised detailing
- Box is signed in metallic pen by the artist
We are aware that, on a few cards, this deck references and depicts and celebrates Native American symbols and stories (along with those of other nature-based cultures). We are in conversation with the creator (who is white), as well as reaching out to Indigenous folks for both professional and informal consultancy around the issue of cultural appropriation – not only with regard to this deck, but in the tarot world more generally.
We believe in Emi’s commitment to the environment and sincere study of Indigenous wisdom and teachings, particularly as a pathway to coming into right relationship with our planet and the natural world. We appreciate that where Native symbols and stories are referenced, they are done so respectfully and are not detatched from their contexts – and agree with Emi that to omit Native philosophy in a deck about the flora and fauna of North America would be to whitewash an already colonised land. We are further encouraged that the deck’s creation was overseen by a Native American friend. We also appreciate Emi’s choice to donate a portion of deck profits to Indigenous and environmental non-profits. Yet, even with such positive intentions, we are living in a context of white supremacy that harms, marginalises and disadvantages Black, Indigenous and people of colour every single day. Though we have decided to resume sales of this deck on a not-for-profit basis, we remain open to conversation with our community around this deck – and any that we sell – and continue to learn and adapt in line with our values.
To read Emi’s statement please see the FAQ section on her website.