Russian Tarot of Saint PetersburgThe fools skips along, cheering himself with a rattle in his right hand. He is a "scomorokh", a medieval clown of Russia. In his left hand is a puppet in his image. Bells tied to his waist and feet announce his approach. He looks toward the right edge of the card - into the future. The mountains show that hardship lies ahead.
The Russian Tarot of Saint Petersburg is the final commissioned work of Yuri Shakov, a master in the lost art of Russian miniature painting. The rich, dark images lend themselves to questions regarding the struggle of the human spirit in trying times. If you would like your own copy of the Russian Tarot of Saint Petersburg, you can buy it now!