Thursday, October 29, 2015

Folk Art 14.9.2015

"Cypriot Folk Art" Comprising of four stamps. This series of stamps celebrates the rich tradition of Cypriot folk art revealing its natural character and takes as its inspiration the ancient art that are still alive today.

The four stamps depict:
(a) wood carving in the form of a hand carved chair.
(b) decorative art showing traditional symmetrical engravings using pyrography on dried gourds/pumpkins.
(c) pottery with an anthropomorphic clay vessel.
(d) the skill of the silversmith as expressed in the "merrecha", a small ceremonial vessel with a narrow opening, used to sprinkle people with fragrance, usually rose water, at celebrations or weddings.

Thank you Merja for this nice FDC with lovely stamps.

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