I replied that there seems to me to be some ethnicity displayed for instance in the Valet of Cups in the Jacques Vieville tarot:Something I've noticed about Trappola cards, which also seems to be hinted at in the Vieville, is distinct 'regional characteristic' to the face cards. The Trappola pack pictured on page 57 of Kaplan Vol. 1 (dated 1829 from 1782 woodcuts) shows the Sword faces looking very Arabian, and the page of Cups has a dark complexion, perhaps Indian. Does anyone know of a specific set of 'tradition' regional correlations with Trappola cards?
And I've mentioned elsewhere that I think the King of Cups' headgear looks "asian" to me:
So I submit a few questions:
Do you think there is any intentional correlations between the suits and ethnicity?
Do you believe there is any intentional correlation between suits and direction?
Do you personally assign directions to suits, and if so, which and why?