Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Faeroe Islands 30.1.1984 - The National Museum of the Faroe Islands

The stamps on these two covers from the Faroe Islands depict The pew ends from Kirkjubøur, Faroe Islands: St. Thomas.

Kirkjubøur, is a cultural heritage village on the island of Streymoy, Faroe Islands. It is the southernmost village on Streymoy, Faroe Islands and the country's most important historical site. It is located on the west coast and has a view towards the islands Hestur and Koltur.

The National Museum of the Faroe Islands has exhibitions in the museum building on Brekkutún 6 in Tórshavn. There are items which tell the history of the Faroe Islands, the culture etc. from the Viking Ages and the Middle Ages. There are items from the farming live and the maritime live in the Faroe Islands. The famous Kikjubøstólarnir, which are parts of the original benches from the Ólavskirkjan (St. Olav's Church) of Kirkjubøur are amongst the most valued items of the National Museum on Brekkutún 6. These were in Denmark for many years but have now returned to the Faroe Islands.

The medieval pew ends from Saint Olav's church at Kirkjubøur (mentioned above) featured in three series of Faroese stamps, engraved by Czeslaw Slania. These two stamps are about St John, the Evangelist and St James.

Thank you Merja.

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