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Thea’s Tarot (new printing)


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.

Metonymy Press has been granted permission by Ruth to reprint a limited edition of Thea’s Tarot.

The new edition is very much like the original, and comes with the same instructional pamphlet, now reformatted to fit on extra cards. 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 the US and Canada, contact Little Red Tarot (UK), Salon des Arcanes (FR), and IndieTarot (NL).


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
224 g