South-East Asian tarot deck project shares a diverse array of stories and myths

Works from three Malaysian illustrators, who are part of six local artists involved in this regional tarot card project. Photos: Rowen Ong

In a tarot deck, every card has its own imagery, symbolism and story. Take the "Five Of Swords" card, for example, it is very commonly used to signify defeat.

In the upcoming South-East Asian Myths and Stories (Seams) Tarot project, this card is fittingly illustrated with a scene from one of the most famous conflicts in Malay folklore: the defeat of Hang Jebat by his friend Hang Tuah.

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Art , Tarot , South-East Asia , Myths , Tradition , Folklore


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