In 1909, Arthur Edward Waite encouraged Pamela Colman Smith to produce a tarot deck with appeal to the world of art that would have significance behind the symbols and thus make the deck more important than tarot packs previously used for centuries.
The result was the unique Rider-Waite tarot deck which has endured as the world's most popular 78-card tarot deck. The innovative cards, including the 56 Minor Arcana, depict full scenes with figures and symbols.
Rider-Waite Tarot has set the standard for hundreds of other tarot decks, which follow the archetypal images created by Pamela Colman Smith in 1909. Her vibrant drawings continue to appeal to tarot lovers, especially those learning the tarot symbolism for the first time. The full pictorial images on all 78 cards allow interpretations without the need to consult the booklet.
The Giant Rider-Waite Deck is particularly helpful for beginners as they can readily observe all the details and connect deeply with the enlarged tarot imagery. The Giant Rider Waite Deck also encourages tarot readers to focus and concentrate on a single card at a time, fully exploring its meanings.
78 card deck measures 10 cm x 17.5 cm, and comes with instruction booklet.