Although it is easy to believe that we are dealing with a perfect restoration of the original work, it should be emphasised that the Tarot de Marseille by Francesco Guarino cannot be considered a true restoration.
There are two reasons for this:
- the working techniques;
- because of a number of small decisions made during the manufacture of the game, which have made it possible to give a structural and logical coherence to the various decks of Conver, while at the same time retaining the original purity.
What does "several decks of Conver" mean?
In order to produce the Tarot de Marseille by Francesco Guarino, several editions of the same Conver (all from the same period) were compared.
Each of these editions shows significant damage from simple wear and tear over time. In addition, all editions are dotted with many symbols that differ from deck to deck.
This necessitated the intervention of other professionals who analysed the symbolic structure of the original game using elaborate graphics programmes.