Gypsy Tarot

Tarot of Marseille and Gypsy Tarot: a love story during the hectic 15th century emerged in Europe the tarot of Marseilles deck. Despite that, curiously, not precisely in Marseille. A city which, however, deserves thanks for having saved the tarot of oblivion and decadence that fell in Europe mentioned century, after its rapid emergence in Italy. Years later, the Gypsy tarot feel yours that vital and colorful medieval prints harness, and become his inseparable companion. The rest is history.

Tarot begins to spread in Europe from the North of Italy, in the mid-15th century. In 1499, the French invasion of Milan took tarot to the South of France. The ambiguity regarding its marseillais origin comes from the 30 years of the 20th century, when the French historian Paul Marteau assigned that origin whereas, since 1466, Marseilles decks of all Europa.Durante the 16th century manufacturing centre, tarot enters decadence in Italy, and already almost nobody cares about him. Not been for teachers postmen of Toulouse, I would have perhaps lost forever. Later, when interest in tarot returned to be reborn in her original wedge, Italy, harnesses were longer, forever, Marseilles, with their typical and immediately recognizable illustrations inspired by the stained glass windows of Gothic religious art. Roma then simple and wandering, unaware of luxuries.

And the tarot, until the invention of the printing press, it was: the plates were painted by hand and only the rich could access them. With the advent of the printing press, decks began to occur in series and to spread much more massively. Thus came the tarot of Marseilles to the Roma people. And thus was born a love forever. The story may not be especially romantic, but the truth is that, with its simplicity and clarity, and his cheerful colors marseillais harness was designed especially for getting along with the Roma people. Perhaps that is why until today, new technologies are within reach of the clairvoyants a infinite variety of mallets, the Gypsy tarot remains loyal to the French letters, in a relationship of mutual understanding, respect and affection. And it is not every day a friend able to stay faithful for more than 5 centuries. Source: Press release sent by juancarlosmontillo.

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