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Major Arcana: Leonora Carrington

Leonora Carrington
Introduced by Rachel Pollack

– 22 Major Arcana cards
– 16 page booklet with introductory essay by Rachel Pollack
– limited edition of 1000 sets only
– hand-numbered limitation slip



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The British-born artist Leonora Carrington (1917–2011) is one of the more fascinating figures to emerge from the Surrealist movement. As both a writer and painter, she was championed early by André Breton and joined the exiled Surrealists in New York, before settling in Mexico in 1943. The magical themes of Carrington’s otherworldly paintings are well-known, but the recent discovery of a suite of tarot designs she created for the Major Arcana was a revelation for scholars and fans of Carrington alike. Drawing inspiration from the Tarot of Marseille and the popular Waite-Smith deck, Carrington brings her own approach and style to this timeless subject, creating a series of iconic images. Executed on thick board, brightly coloured and squarish in format, Carrington’s Major Arcana shines with gold and silver leaf, exploring tarot themes through what Gabriel Weisz Carrington describes as a ‘surrealist object’. This tantalising discovery, made by the curator Tere Arcq and scholar Susan Aberth, has placed greater emphasis upon the role of the tarot in Carrington’s creative life and has led to fresh research in this area.

This limited edition is the first publication of Leonora Carrington’s Major Arcana as a working deck. It includes a booklet with an introductory essay by the respected tarot author, Rachel Pollack.



Deck of 22 Major Arcana cards
12cm x 9.5cm
16 page booklet with an introductory essay by Rachel Pollack
Hand-numbered limitation slip
Custom box
English text


Shipping November 16th 2020


Major Arcana – Leonora Carrington
Le Jeu de Tarot of Leonora Carrington  – Rachel Pollack

Weight1.2 kg
Dimensions29 × 26 × 2 cm