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But you have clarified some concrete elements to the beginning of the Gypsy tarot regarding, there are no evidences isolated from its presence in the daily lives of most ancient civilizations. About 1390, the King of France, Carlos VI ordered that they other three decks of cards. However, records of payment not can be inferred if it was of adaptations of Islamic cards, previous versions of Tarot cards or even if were typical French letters, with hearts, Spades, clubs, and diamonds. Since it was not part of the mentioned transaction, is known of the existence of a deck of cards in the National Library of France. It was painted by hand, in the style of the cities of Northern Italy. The doctrine of tarot porpular also speaks of trips to the interior of Europe in wagons occupied by Gypsies. Though this theory was disseminated by novelists of the 19th century, such as Villants and Papus, there is historical evidence that the Roma people have used tarot cards to any instance of the 20th century.

Their interests were more oriented to palmistry, divination with fire, to the launch of a currency and much later, the card game. Moreover, the first decks that are known were requested by families of the nobility. This does not mean that printed letters did not appear until later that they invented the printing press, but are precisely the latter that have pesistido. A content rich in symbols, letters possessed illustrations of connotation religious, similar to the European art of those times. This phenomenon could be due to two factors. The monasteries still produced works illustrated the nobles and powerful merchants. Moreover, the fashion of medieval and Renaissance art focused, at least in the beginning, on themes of nature religious, which could have influenced the design of the barajas. Although there is no evidence of unlawful uses of Gypsy Tarot cards, the Inquisition records show that at a trial in Venice in 1589, the letters were maligned and citizens accused of using them for perform witchcraft. Can’t find any documentation that the Catholic Church had considered tarot or decks as a heresy, even during the middle ages.