This review is from: Medieval Scapini Tarot (Cards)
This is one of my favourite decks along with the Old English Tarot by Maggie Kneen and The Golden Tarot by Kat Black.
It was the first deck i bought and the images called out to me. It is not the traditional medieval deck, but that only makes it more fascinating. The hand drawn images and illuminations range from the high middle ages to the low middle ages and sometimes even include barbarians, like the knight of wands.
The colors are vivid but not too rich like normal medieval decks. That allows it to be a lighter deck and more open to interpretation. I believe it helps to develop intuition. This is not a dark or heavy deck in any sense of the word, for there are no violent or bloody pictures.
The minor cards are illustrated, unlike the visconti-sforza, making it easier to read.
The cards are a little bigger than normal decks and have a nice sheen, without being overly glossy. They are thick enough and easy to shuffle. They measure 13,2 cm high and 7,1 cm wide.
As for the little white book, it has brief, but to the point meanings. Since it has a detailed description of every card, it would be good for beginners, because it would help the to memorise the cards and open their minds to them.
Still, i never acquire a deck thinking of the little white book, so it isn't relevant to me.