Friday, April 21, 2017

EUROPA Wattling symbolising the sun - Switzerland 4.5.1970

Wattle is a lightweight construction material made by weaving thin branches (either whole, or more usually split) or slats between upright stakes to form a woven lattice. It has commonly been used to make fences and hurdles for enclosing ground or handling livestock. The wattle may be made as loose panels, slotted between timber framing to make infill panels, or it may be made in place to form the whole of a fence or wall. The technique goes back to Neolithic times.
These Swiss stamps depict the Sun composed of 24 interwoven fibres in a Wattle. 1 for each 1970 CEPT member. Designed by Irish Artist Louis Le Brocquy.

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