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Thea’s Tarot (new printing)


This product is available for pre-order only. Decks are scheduled to be printed by spring 2023.

Ruth West took four years to create the first edition of Thea’s Tarot (1984), using the medium of papercut. Each image was then shot with a camera, photocopied in black and white, and printed. The artist described her work as “a women’s vision of the tarot deck … a personal interpretation of traditional tarot themes of human spiritual history.” Thea’s Tarot was inspired by Billie Potts’s A New Women’s Tarot.

In 2014, then-Montrealer Rima Athar discovered Thea’s Tarot and loved it. She requested that her friend Oliver Pickle write a book about it. Metonymy Press published She Is Sitting in the Night in 2015, and since then, we have been periodically distributing Ruth’s original printing Thea’s Tarot decks alongside it.

The original printing decks have finally almost run out, and Metonymy Press has been granted permission by Ruth to reprint Thea’s Tarot.

The 2018 edition is very much like the original, and comes with the same 1-page instructional pamphlet. The 78-card deck has Ruth’s signature design on the back of each card, and the images are black and white reproductions of Ruth’s original papercut prints.

The cards can be purchased on their own or together with She Is Sitting in the Night.

For orders outside of Canada and the US, visit Little Red Tarot.

Available on backorder


Thea’s Tarot original papercut deck, re-issue

Artist: Ruth West
Price: $45.00

78 12 cm x 7 cm plastic-coated cards in cardboard box
214 g