This is probably the most beautiful tarot in my collection. Jiu's expert implementation of flowing vibrant colors, fine lines and subtle shading resulted in 78 breathtaking mini-paintings. His women are exquisitely fine-boned and willowy, the men debonair and gallant, and the sceneries ---- absolutely evocative. If you gaze at these beautifully scenic cards long enough, you'll want to leap into them and be part of the action!
The down-side is that 75% of these 78 cards do not conform with their traditional Tarot assignations. The worst culprits are the pips - total chaos... It seemed Stuart Kaplan forgot to give Jiu basic lessons on Tarot symbology (or a reference Rider-Waite deck) when he commissioned him. However, the alluring nature of the artwork is such that it has you thinking that you underpaid when you bought this "tarot" deck!