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what is the cloth called you read tarot cards on?

I’m selling an old (1986) set of tarot cards on ebay and it has a black cloth with 10 places for cards to go. What is the name of this cloth? Anything else I should use to describe it?

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  1. A diklo.
    Diklo = a Gypsy man’s neckerchief, often made of brightly-colored silk, sometimes worn as a bandana

  2. Table cloth.
    Really, there is no “special” cloth for tarot cards. It is probably something someone made as a teaching tool, and nothing more.
    Sorry. You got nothing more than a fancy table cloth.

  3. It is usually just called a tarot cloth. You should describe the style it is in (e.g. Rider-Waite). There are different traditions/styles of pictures and it would be useful to know what it is modelled after. Also, make sure that they are tarot cards and not oracle or gypsy cards. 🙂 It won’t take much research to find out the style…just check out a site that sells cards and look at some designs.

  4. It is just a cloth. I am not a real hard core tarot reader, but everything I have read about them is you can call it a tarot cloth but they do not have a specific name. Some traditions may, but just tarot itself there is no particular name for it

  5. You can call it a spread cloth.
    I am a professional psychic and always have at least 4 different decks on the go at any one time. When a deck get’s a bit too well worn I buy a new deck (often from eBay). I prefer to work with as new a deck of cards as possible so they shuffle and deal smoothly and quickly. I usually sell my old decks on eBay too. Here’s a live RSS feed for Tarot Decks on eBay at the moment. http://feeds.feedburner.com//TarotDeck

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