This stunning Russian lacquer-style package of twenty-five full-color cards and accompanying hardcover book combines the beauty of Russian lacquer box art with the fun of an age-old Ruska Roma system for revealing your path in life.
Ruska Roma ancestors spent some time in Germany and Poland before coming to the East Slavic territories. The existing sources start mentioning Roma population on the territory of Russia from the beginning of the 18th century. Ruska Roma people became involved in entertainment, playing and singing at large celebrations, horse dealing and fortune telling. A drastic change in the life of nomadic Russian Roma took place in 1956 when a special decree issued by the Soviet government banned Roma from leading a nomadic life.
These unusual Russian Gypsy Fortunetelling cards are like a puzzle. All cards are laid out on a table in a five card by five cards square. Each card has four quarter-images painted in the Russian lacquer box style, which match up with the other cards to make a picture. A very unique and unusual divination method and the perfect gift to give to the card reader who has everything.
This luxe set comes with a hardcover guidebook and a box of 25 cards in a very sturdy and attractive slipcase.
7 x 9 x 2 IN