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14 September 2015
9/2015
Commemorative Issue

Cypriot Folk Art

Cyprus
This series of stamps celebrates the rich tradition of Cypriot folk art, revealing its natural character and takes as its inspiration the ancient arts that are still alive today.

Photos of the stamp illustrations were taken from the Cyprus Handicraft Centre and the folk Art Museum.

Text: Paschalis Eliopoulos
Source: Stamps and Philatelic Service, Cyprus Post.

Decorative art  

Decorative art

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Decorative art, showing traditional symmetrical engravings using pyrography on dried pumpkins.

Woodcarving  

Woodcarving

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Woodcarving, in the form of a hand-carved chair.

Pottery  

Pottery

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Pottery, with an anthropomorphic clay vessel.

Silversmithing  

Silversmithing

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The skill of the silversmith, as expressed in the "merrecha", a small ceremonial vessel with a narrow operning, used to sprinkle people with fragrance, usually rosewater, at celebrations or weddings.

Cancellation Stamps

Technical Information

Design-Artwork: Theodoros Kakoullis, Nicosia
Printing method: Litho-Offset on unwatermarked paper
Printer: Giesecke & Devrient Matsoukis S.A., Greece
Size of stamps: 40mm x 30mm
Quantities:
€0,34: 55.000
€0,34: 55.000
€0,64: 90.000
€0,64: 90.000
Sheet layout: Sheets of 8 stamps
FDCs: €2,42: 6.000
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