Mica Mineral Tarot Cloth
Ever since we started work on our tarots, we have wanted to create a tarot cloth to accompany them. We loved the idea of creating a sacred space that was both a canvas and a portal for the meditative mind – an area cleared for introspection and focus that would enhance the content of the cards themselves.
Long inspired by the Indian minimalist, tantric paintings of the early 20th century that created exactly this space in the mind's eye, we chose to follow this path for our design direction. Our tarot cloth has been hand-pulled at the studio using water-based inks that we hand-mix with the powerful mineral Mica. Artists and healers have long used minerals for their natural earth tones and, just as importantly, for their spiritual properties.
About this cloth:
Mica: Mica is found in granite and schist – metamorphic rock, making up the Earth's crust. This type of rock is formed in a transformation process where the metamorphosis of existing rocks happens through the intense heat and/or pressure within the Earth's core.
Mica is a mineral with reflective qualities said to enhance our understanding of ourselves, allowing us to learn how to accept our flaws with kindness and work on destructive personality traits. It enhances intuition and deepens the mystic experience—Mica shields against jealousy, anger, and violence. Physically, Mica can be used in alleviating insomnia. Mica benefits the digestive system and keeps blood sugar levels steady. It improves concentration & memory; enhances stamina and strength.
The image on our cloth resembles the lunar surface, as the moon creates the rhythm and cycles on our planet, both physically and emotionally, giving the fabric a temporal space for readings and self-learning to occur.
We chose gold as it was long considered by alchemists to be the metal that most symbolized the transmutation, purification, and perfection of the mind, spirit, and soul. It is also solar energy that balances the lunar energy of the moon symbol.
Finally, the circle is the classic shape used in devotional/spiritual spaces to define and protect the mind and soul. It is a symbol of the divine and eternal in all of us.
Our tarot cloth is created in small, hand-pulled editions making each cloth unique.
- dimensions: 20" x 20"
- hand-pulled with natural, Mica mineral and water based color pigments
- 100% heavy cotton canvas / pre-washed with raw edge
- made in small editions at our studio / each cloth is unique
- wrinkles in fabric are part of the washing process that lend beauty and character to each canvas surface
*Items shown with the tarot cloth are not included.