The Storyteller Set: an artisan deck of 33 tarot-sized cards based on a selection of Kate Trafeli's paintings from 2021-2023, reinterpreted.
The cards in this unique deck measure 8.9cm x14.6cm (slightly larger than a standard tarot card), with rounded corners on 800gsm specially banded paper; the deck will be gathered together with a simple vintage ribbon (of various styles), inside a cloth sack for safe-keeping when not in use, and each set will come with a tri-fold pamphlet signed by Kate. This packaging was selected in order to be as sustainable/reusable as possible.
This set grew out of a desire to reunite images of Kate's paintings scattered over the world together into an intimate set. Viewers 'readings' of the symbolist paintings Kate creates have always been a strong thread within her work and this deck is intended to create an accessible way to delve into several pieces in an intimate way. Kate has never made prints of her works available prior.
While neither tarot nor archetype cards in any traditional sense, Kate's Storyteller cards draw on the rich visual tradition of symbolist reading and introspection in thinking about one's personal situation and unanswered questions.
*Artisan designed and printed in England, using sustainable paper and inks.
*Extremely limited run first edition set of 33 different images/cards, each card measures 8.9cm x 14.6cm. Made of 800gsm banded paper with 'soft touch' finish 2023.
*IRL launch: Saatchi Gallery, London, 10th annual 'StART' 11-15 October 2023
(after 15 October: available for online orders only via this site)
*Please limit orders to one set per address, thank you*
*Can be shipped worldwide
*Timing note: online orders for the Storyteller Decks will be sent out after 1 November 2023. Thank you for your patience and understanding.