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Eli, thanks for your further information [Fri Apr 10, 2020 15:48:52 pm]
about the remarkable Imam Palace (Dar al-Hajar) located in Wadi Daher,
north of the city Sana'a.
I am still curious about how it is accessed — I imagine a stairway out of
sight from the viewpoint of the stamp illustration.

Several years ago I was priviledged to climb a very impressive metal
stairway to get to the top of Sigiriya Rock in Sri Lanka, the famous
archaeological site of the palace of King Kashyapa.
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General view of Sigiriya:
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The main approach, through the surrounding archaeological site:
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The first part of the ascent is a spiral staircase encircling a steel pole in
the front of the rock, perhaps 50m high (I don't remember exactly,
but that's the impression I now have as I recall the experience.)
The second half of the ascent begins at the impressive Lion Gate,
and ascends the steep face of the rock by means of a modern
metal stairway. You can see how popular the site is with visitors
and sight-seers:
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I used Wikipedia to source these views —
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigiriya

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Thanks, Roger, for this interesting information about Sigiriya Rock in Sri Lanka. I never visited Sri Lanka and I learn new thing. Thanks also for the great engraved stamp of Ceylon. I just checked and found it belongs to a set of definitive stamps shows local motifs, all beautifully engraved. Eli

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Eli, in your recent post [Fri Apr 10, 2020 17:23:12 pm] you promised
more Monagasque traditions, and you shared seasonal wishes:
Happy Passover (Pesach) and Happy Easter (Pascha).
I meant to reciprocate, so will do so now, somewhat tardily:
Pesach sameach, and Happy Easter.

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Thank you very much, Roger!
Eli wrote:To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Committee for Monegasque Traditions (Comité National des Traditions Monégasques), Monaco issued on November 12, 1973 a set of seven engraved stamps, all were designed by Bernard Minne, shows different Monegasque customs. Here are the first four of them:

"The Christmas Loaf" (le Pain de Noël) - a family custom held in Christmas festival. The father holding an olive branch, blessing a loaf of bread, contains four walnuts forming a shape of a Cross.
Engraved by Claude Haley:
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Picnic in the field (repas champêtre) - don't know the origin of this custom in Monaco, but no matter the reason, it is always nice to go to picnic with family and friends.
Engraved by Claude Haley:
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Good Friday procession (Procession du Christ-Mort) - Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover.
engraved by Michel Monvoisin:
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Les Mais Dance
Engraved by Pierre Forget:
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Will show the rest next time. Happy Passover (Pesach) and Happy Easter (Pascha).
Here are the rest stamps of the set:

Blessing of the Sea
Engraved by Cécile Guillame:
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U Brandi Folk Dance
Engraved by Louis-Norbert Hanniquet:
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St. John Day Festival (Fête de la Saint-Jean) - The Nativity of John the Baptist is a Christian feast day celebrating the birth of John the Baptist. In Monaco, it is traditionally celebrated with bonfires and dancing.
Engraved by Pierre Forget:
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Guinean National Ballet, issued on October 24, 1966:
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Vietnamese woman traditional costumes, issued by Vietnam on February 26, 1991 to publicize the "Golden Heart" charity organization which focuses in improving lives through education in Vietnam.
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National Folklore Festival of Marrakesh (I)

The national folklore festival is held annually in the city of Marrakesh in Morocco, with performances of Moroccan folk music and traditional dances and acrobats. It takes place in the ruins of the ancient imperial palace of Marrakesh. Morocco issued many stamps publicizing the festival. Here are four of them issued in years 1972, 1974 and 1975:
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Hello Eli, good to see you've mastered the image-posting
challenge that arose recently. I still have to "get there". :wink:

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Algerian Costumes and Traditional Musical Instruments on Miniature Paintings (first issue) by Mohammed Racim (1896–1975), an Algerian artist who was the founder of the Algerian school of miniature painting that still exists today, issued by Algeria on December 25, 1965:
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Second issue was in December 17, 1966. I already posted the high resolution scans here: Miniatures by Racim 1966

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Nice Algerian stamps Eli — featuring miniatures by Mohammed Racim,
with some elegant calligraphy.

A couple of questions/requests:

• Are the subjects taken from classical literature?
• Could you please transliterate and translate the central caption?
— For instance, it appears between the two musicians on the 30 santeem stamp.
By comparison with your recent post featuring Moroccan stamps, it seems very
likely the caption is Arabic for "postage". I used Google translate to find an
Arabic translation of "postage" and I found
rusum albaridرسوم البريد
I think that the Algerian and Moroccan stamps have albaridالبريد
So is that a "short form"? What does it mean by itself? Why is the -id syllable
placed over the rest — is that a calligraphic flourish?
What is the meaning of rusum رسوم ?

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Roger, sorry this time I have not answers to your questions. Try to find Facebook groups specialised in Algerian art.

Again, I strongly recommend and encourage you to start your own thread about linguistic, languages, writing, calligraphy etc. I will be glad to contribute a little from my stamp collections.

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Traditional Woman Crafts, a very colourful and beautiful set issued by Niger on October 6, 1976 to publicise the Niger Women's Association:
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Xhosa Women's Headdresses, issued for use in Transkei on August 28, 1981:

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Striking headwear from Transkei, thanks Eli !

It inspired me to make a related post on the Stamps and Languages thread, at
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=90529&p=6532938#p6532938

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Ghanaian Traditional Dancers, issued by Ghana on October 3, 1984:
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Ceremonial Costumes of Different Kenyan Tribes, issued by Kenya on November 5, 1984:

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A very beautiful and well-designed stamps show Ugandan dances and costumes were issued by Uganda on October 16, 2003:


Entogoro Dance:

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Karimojong Dance:

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A dance from Teso:

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Uganda Folklore Stamps 2003 Dances and Dresses


Karimojong Dresss:

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Acholi Dress:

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Kiga Dress:

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Ganda Dress:

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Uganda Folklore Stamps 2003 Dances and Dresses

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This thread continues to be interesting, thanks Eli.
Of your recent posts I think the Kenyan set is my favourite.
I also like the idea of posting images of the individual stamps, followed by a "summary" image showing the set in a single line.

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RogerE wrote:
13 Jun 2020 04:08
This thread continues to be interesting, thanks Eli.
Of your recent posts I think the Kenyan set is my favourite.
I also like the idea of posting images of the individual stamps, followed by a "summary" image showing the set in a single line.

/RogerE :D
Thanks, Roger, for your warm words. I glad you find this thread interesting. Kenya issued several great sets showing ceremonial costumes like the above set I posted. Here is another one issued on May 20, 1987:


Kenya 1987 Ceremonial Costumes 1.jpg

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Thanks Eli! Very attractive. What intricate costumes, and imagine the work and skill needed to produce them!

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What a delightful thread!

Thanks a lot Eli!

I think this will be among my favorite threads on the board!

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One of the great and attractive sets issued by Hungary is a set of eight engraved stamps shows traditional woman costumes. It designed by Zoltán Nagy, engraved by Zoltán Nagy, Vertel Jozsef and Mihály Füle as indicated on the stamps and issued on September 12, 1953:


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(continue):

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The 2Ft. stamp appears on a stamp issued on September 4, 1971 to publicize the International Stamp Exhibition BUDAPEST 71:

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This stamp appears on another stamp issued on May 11, 1973 to publicize the International Stamp Exhibition, POLSKA 1973:

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Souvenir sheet issued to publicize Tamafila 97 shows the 40f. costume stamp (can't find it in the catalogue - maybe Cinderella):

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Zoltán Nagy, the designer and engraver of this set on a stamp issued on September 10, 1993 to publicize the stamp day. on the right, the 20f. costume stamp:

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Great Costume Set!!! köszönöm Hungary!!!

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Beautiful stamps! Thanks Eli :D

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Thai Artisans, issued by Thailand on October 4, 2003 to publicize the World Philatelic Exhibition Bangkok' 2003:


Carver - carver carving characters of the Ramkien puppet show:

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Basket Weaver:

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Potter:

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Sculptor:

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Another very attractive group, thanks Eli. Artisans working with very limited equipment, producing marvellously skilled art/craft work. :D

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African Folklore, issued by Somalia on August 30, 1977 to publicize the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Cultures, held in Lagos, Nigeria:


Traditional Hunting:

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Wood Carver:

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Dancers:

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Traditional Somali Musical Orchestra:

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Basket Weavers on 1000 Shillings Somali banknote from 1990:

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Eli wrote:
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Thai Artisans, issued by Thailand on October 4, 2003 to publicize the World Philatelic Exhibition Bangkok' 2003:
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Beautiful set! ... is there any separate thread available for Thailand stamps, FDCs, covers, etc? ... I couldn't find one

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Beautiful set! ... is there any separate thread available for Thailand stamps, FDCs, covers, etc? ... I couldn't find one
Thanks, Black Tuesday! There is no separate thread for Thailand philately. I have many stamps and items from Thailand but post them in different threads. I think a thread about Thailand philately is needed and I sure will be very popular since Thailand issues a beautiful stamps, all related to Thai subjects.

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The "Sardana" is a dance typical of Andorra and Catalonia
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Thanks, Cursus, for sharing this beautiful stamp! :)

A great engraved set of 14 stamps with 6 different designs, shows the folklore of the Congolese people, was issued in 1925 for use in Belgian Congo:


Weaver:

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Wood carver:

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Art Decorator:

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Hunter:

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Ubangi Man Headdress:

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Cattle (not a folklore, but I show it to complete the set):

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Eli wrote:
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BlackTuesday wrote:
14 Jul 2020 21:00
Beautiful set! ... is there any separate thread available for Thailand stamps, FDCs, covers, etc? ... I couldn't find one
Thanks, Black Tuesday! There is no separate thread for Thailand philately. I have many stamps and items from Thailand but post them in different threads. I think a thread about Thailand philately is needed and I sure will be very popular since Thailand issues a beautiful stamps, all related to Thai subjects.

Eli
I will be very interested and regular in that thread.

Eli, I have an observation ... when in your post you attach the image of all stamps of a set together at the end, that post looks more beautiful! ... like here:
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Eli and BlackTuesday, it's nice to see quite a few other Stampboarders enjoying this thread. Keep it up!

Evidence: currently 233 posts, and 11018 views, which averages more than 47 views per post. :D

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Thanks, Roger, for your warm words! I very glad to "meet" you here and hope you too enjoy this thread :D

Algerian Regional Costumes, issued by Algeria on November 18, 1972. Stamps show costumes from Hoggar, Kabaylia, Mzab and Tlemcen:

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Algerians in their Traditional Costumes, Cards issued during the 1930's by Chocolat Suchard company in France for the French colonies card album:

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Eli and BlackTuesday, it's nice to see quite a few other Stampboarders enjoying this thread. Keep it up!

Evidence: currently 233 posts, and 11018 views, which averages more than 47 views per post. :D

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Thanks for your inspiring words RogerE! ... please visit our mythology thread too :)

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Very beautiful! ... traditional costume in its own merit can be a very interesting topics!

@Eli, I have some Russian headgear/headdresses stamps, do they fall into Folklore category? ... if so, I will post them here

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Black Tuesday, usually, I start a thread to show my collections, and threads that I started are active for years (mythology, folklore, monkeys, Laos etc.). although I have a lot from Thailand, it is not enough to run the thread for long time. If you wish, you can start one and I will be happy to contribute as much as I can. Eli

Edit: please feel free to post here any item you think fit this subject. :D

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Black Tuesday, usually, I start a thread to show my collections, and threads that I started are active for years (mythology, folklore, monkeys, Laos etc.). although I have a lot from Thailand, it is not enough to run the thread for long time. If you wish, you can start one and I will be happy to contribute as much as I can. Eli

Edit: please feel free to post here any item you think fit this subject. :D
I understand Eli! ... what little I have are mostly first day covers, m/s, used stamps and commercial covers of recent times, but I will start it :)

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I understand Eli! ... what little I have are mostly first day covers, m/s, used stamps and commercial covers of recent times, but I will start it :)

Good, I always encourage people to show their own collection even it is small. Maybe posting it will give you desire to expand it and to specialise in it. In case you start a thread about Thai philately, I will try to contribute a little. Eli

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Thanks Eli for your inspiring words!

Russian Headdresses (2009)

This issue depicts characteristic headdresses of the central regions of the country, the sample of XIX century.

Women's headdresses of that time traditionally embroidered with galloon, gold braid, river pearls, nacre, stained glass, spangles, creating a light-golden halo around the head. The motives mainly were floral and zoomorphic ornaments. Beaded or pearl podniz’ (fringe or grid from the strung pearls, beads) was often attached to the front end, descending onto the eyebrows or elevated above the forehead in the form of several arcs. Man's headdresses weren’t notable for the variety of forms and furnish.

Designer: Bodrova M.

Date of issue: 23rd September, 2009

SG RU 7629: Maiden bandage. The middle of the XIX century. Moscow Province.

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Maiden bandage from Moscow province is decorated with stained glass, nacre, beads. It is fixed on the head with silken blades, beaded ochelye (semicircular frontal shield) closes a forehead.

SG RU 7630: Wedding crown. The middle of the XIX century. Nizhniy Novgorod Province.

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Wedding "crown with the cities" of Nizhniy Novgorod province is carried out in the form of a nimbus with serrated ledges. It is decorated with nacre, stained glass, spangles. Pearl podniz’ descends onto the forehead.

SG RU 7631: Female kokoshnik. The middle of XIX century .Yaroslavl province.

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Kokoshnik from Yaroslavl province – the rigid headdress, which completely covers hair of a married woman. It is trimmed with blue velvet, the floral ornament is embroidered with golden thread.

SG RU 7632: Men's hat. The 2nd half of XIX century. Tver’ province.

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Men’s felt hat from Tver’ province - the festive headdress of wealthy young men. It is decorated with a strip of dark green velvet with a metal buckle.


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Thanks, Black Tuesday, for sharing with us this very attractive Russian set!! Great high resolution scans and a very nice presentation. Eli

A Jewish wedding in Morocco, painting by Eugène Delacroix (1798 – 1863) created in 1841, Louvre, Paris. Stamps issued by Sierra Leone on March 8, 1993 to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Louvre, Paris:

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You're welcome Eli! ... learnt the presentation from you! ... but alas, my scanner is damaged, the last image is actually my collection (scanned from cellphone), big ones I borrowed from the net :|

Russian Headdresses (2010)

This issue of the culture of peoples of Russia series depicts headdresses of the Republic of Tatarstan.

Historical and geographical factors have made conditions for the location of Tatarstan on the junction of two large civilizations: Eastern and Western. With the occupation of Kazan in 1552 by troops of Ivan the Terrible the extensive penetration of Russian culture begins in the region. The result of cooperation of two civilizations was the birth of the unique cultural diversity of the modern Republic of Tatarstan, which was reflected in the decorative and applied art of the republic.

Designer: Betredinova K.

Date of issue: 30th July, 2010

SG RU 7704: Maiden Kalfak

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The maiden kalfak of Kazan Tatars of the first half of the XIX century. The traditional headdress of unmarried girls. It is sewed from a silk knitted fabric and decorated with chenille embroidery. The headdress is edged with a deep gold fringe; the upper part is crowned with a big braid brush. The ornament is made in the traditional flower-floral character.

SG RU 7705: Kattashi

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The woman's headdress of the Kazan Tatars "kattashi" of the end of the XIX century and the beginning of the XX century. It is a velvet hat with a silk lining. Headband is decorated with white beading. Before the exit to the street, woman put the headscarf or shawl on the headdress.

SG RU 7706: Kamchat Burek

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Headdress of an elderly woman "kamchat burek" of the end of the XIX century. Round velvet cap, edged with fur of beaver and a strip of lace, is decorated with a brush of tinsel threads. The Kazan Tatars wore such headdress over the embroidered calico veil "orpek".

SG RU 7707: Skullcap

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Kazan Tartars’ skullcap of the end of the XIX century and the beginnings of the XX century. The lower or house male headdress. The velvet hat of the cylindrical form has a silk lining and is finished with orris and gilded spangles.


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Thanks again, Black Tuesday! Great Stamps!!!

Lao Ethnic Groups

There are 68 official ethnic groups in Laos, belonging to three main groups: Lao Loum, Lao Sung and Lao Theung. Here is a set issued by the Kingdom of Laos on December 15, 1964 show different ethnic groups of Laos:

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Designer: Marc Leguay, Engraver: Roger Fenneteaux

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Designer: Marc Leguay, Engraver: Jean Pheulpin

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Lao Women representing the three Main Ethnic Groups of Laos: Lao Loum, Lao Sung and Lao Theung
Designer: Thao Tuan, Engraver: Charles Mazelin

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Meo Woman
Designer: Marc Leguay, Engraver: André Frères

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Typical Lao costume of the Lao Sung group, label issued by the French authorities during the 1930's:
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Woman of Tai Neua group, Province Houaphanh, PC from 1906:

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You're welcome Eli! ... for the following issue there are so many contradictory and sometimes wrong information about the name and image of the headdresses ... had to spend quite some time, and this is the correct one ... omitting the catalog number this time as I'm not sure about it

Russian Headdresses (2011)

This issue of the culture of peoples of Russia series depicts headdresses of the Russian North.

Designer: Betredinova K.

Date of issue: 15th September, 2011

Winter hat. North Of European Russia. late XIX century.

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Зимняя шапка (Zimnyaya shapka) or Winter Hat

The headdress was a mandatory element of a man's costume, which testified to the solvency of its owner. Every adult man tried to make a good hat for himself. The most valuable hats were considered with a wide fur-trimmed band and a top covering of velvet, pleats or other expensive materials.

Maiden's headband. North Of European Russia. The mid-nineteenth century.

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Девичья повязка (Devich'ya povyazka) or Maiden's headband

A girl's headdress was made according to the principle of a wreath: when it was worn, the crown and braid of the girl remained open. The headdress of the maiden's headband was usually decorated with rich fabric (silk, semi-brocade, brocade), braid, multi-colored flag, as well as embroidery with chopped mother-of-pearl. often a bottom made of pearls or mother-of-pearl was attached to the head; the bandage was supplemented with a paddle or tape running down the back.

Povoy. Pskov province. late XIX century.

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Повой (Povoy) or Povoy

The headdresses of young married women were the most striking, richly decorated, and valuable. Povoy-a festive headdress, which was made from a single silk handkerchief embroidered with gold threads; the handkerchief was folded and sewn in the form of a cap. From the ends of the handkerchief, connected on the forehead, formed an original decorative element - bushes.

Nakolka. Arkhangelsk province. End of XIX - beginning of XX centuries.

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Наколка (Nakolka) or Nakolka

The Nakolka is a female headdress in the form of a solid oval cap, trimmed with dark silk. Older women wore a tattoo, always tying a handkerchief on top. The color scheme of hats and headscarves of elderly women was dominated by dark colors, the decor was minimal.


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Songkran Splendours - Thai New Year Customs

Songkran is the Thai New Year's national holiday celebrated on the 12-16 April every year. The word "Songkran" comes from the Sanskrit meaning "astrological passage", transformation or change. It coincides with the New Year of many calendars of South and Southeast Asia, in keeping with the Buddhist calendar. This set of stamps, issued on April 7, 2015, by Thailand, shows different Songkran customs:

Pouring scented water on the elders:

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Splashing water:

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Pouring the Buddha statue:

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Building the Sand Pagoda - You can read on the origin of this custom in the following posts:
The Nang Sangkhan Legend
Kabilaprom and his seven daughters

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Thats a beautiful set Eli!

Here is a cover with my previously posted stamp set. It was sent from Chelyabinsk, Russia to Rajshahi, Bangladesh probably in 2012.

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Here are 3 stamps featuring water-puppetry, a variant of puppetry in Vietnam:
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And one featuring a folk dance, with a surcharge:
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Folklore in Israel

International folklore festival in Haifa, issued by Israel on June 12, 1990:

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Folkloric Festivals in Israel, issued by Israel on September 23, 1997:

Zimriya - world assembly of choirs:

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Karmiel dance festival:

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Klezmer festival in Zefat:
Klezmer (from the words "instruments of music") is a musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe. Played by professional musicians called klezmorim in ensembles known as kapelye, the genre originally consisted largely of dance tunes and instrumental display pieces for weddings and other celebrations.

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This stamp, issued by Israel on June 14, 2010, to commemorate 200th anniversary death of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (Ukraine), shows a group of Hasidic Klezmorim:

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