Belladonna and Stramonium Playing Cards Deck Set
Regular price $44.95
Shipping calculated at checkout.
Triora is a charming Italian village with less than 500 inhabitants, due to a strong depopulation after its destruction in World War II. In the 16th century it was the scene of a bloody story. Scourged by the plague and a terrible famine, which today is sensed was caused by the landowners of the time, the inhabitants of the region, unable to find a solution, sought a scapegoat for such misfortune and accused women of all kinds of aberrant actions including infanticide and cannibalism. At the end of the century, forty girls died accused of witchcraft, some under torture or burned at the stake. This unfortunate episode has popularized the name of Triora as that of the “Village of Witches”.
Claude, interested in Triora, has written a book about its truculent history and now, inspired by the most esoteric and fantastic aspects, launches a campaign where two editions of this deck are offered with names of poison: Belladonna and Stramonium. The faces in both editions are different and show the same scenes from two opposite perspectives. While Belladonna draws a completely normal costumbrist reality, Stramonium incorporates the demonic influence that brings witches, inquisition and a completely diabolical atmosphere to illustrations.