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Moroccan costumes, issued by Morocco on February 23, 1968 and September 26, 1968:

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Here is an image of a stamp depicting a painting by Cuban Avant Guarde artist Domingo Ravenet (1905-1969) of the Invasion de la Conga de Los Hoyos, in which the conga dancers march around the streets of Santiago and visit the neighborhoods where the other famous congas are located, printed by lithography, and issued by Cuba on November 5, 1970 as one of four stamps in a Folklore set, Scott No. 1566, plus a YouTube link to the 2015 edition of the Invasion de la Conga de Los Hoyos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omiGyjOIvE0

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Fulani Special Hairstyle

The Fulani Tribe is the largest nomadic pastoral community in the world that populate West Africa and the Sahel Region.

A very traditional hairstyle for women includes long hair being put into five long braids that either hang or are looped on the sides, with a coiffure in the middle of the head. Hair is decorated with beads and cowrie shells. A tradition that is passed through the generations to women and young girls includes attaching the family’s silver coins and amber onto braids as a heritage symbol as well as for aesthetic purposes.

Here is a small group of stamps show this hairstyle:

Issued for use in French West Africa - Guinea in 1938:

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Issued for use in Portuguese Guinea in April, 1948:

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Issued for use in French West Africa in 1948:

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Fulani Woman of Guinea, Card issued during the 1930's by Chocolat Suchard company in France for the French colonies card album:

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Scarification modification involves scratching, etching, burning / branding, or superficially cutting designs, pictures, or words into the skin as a permanent body modification. In the process of body scarification, scars are formed by cutting or branding the skin by varying methods (sometimes using further sequential aggravating wound healing methods at timed intervals, like irritation), to purposely influence wound healing to scar more and not scar less.

Togolese Tribal Scarifications, issued by Togo on May 14, 1985:

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Artisans, issued by Soviet Union in two parts on March 20, 1957 and January 28, 1958:

Wood Carver (If I am not wrong, I think the wooden carved items depicting figures from the Russian folkloric legend "The peasant and the bear" (Muzik ei Medved - мужик и медведь):

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Drawing on products:

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Bone Carver (Christmas' product):

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Lace Embroidery:

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Rug Weaver:

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Here is an image of a stamp depicting a Bugaku court dancer in costume for Ryo-o ("King Lion"), printed by pbotogravure, and issued by Japan on November 14, 1968 to commemorate the completion of the new Imperial Palace, Scott No. 975, plus a photo of this costume, and a YouTube link to video of a formal performance of the dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG9efSXLGDw Note: The building shown in the background of the stamp is the Chowaden Reception Hall, the largest structure of the palace.

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Traditional Dances, issued by Chad on November 23, 1971:

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African Traditional Artisans, issued by the Republic of Congo on February 20, 1969. Stamps were designed by Pierre Béquet and engraved by Michel Monvoisin (150F and 200F) and Cécile Guillame (100F):

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Potter, 20 Niara banknote issued by Nigeria in 2010:

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Vietnamese New Year Festival Customs

Tết, Vietnamese New Year, is the most important celebration in Vietnamese culture. The word is a shortened form of Tết Nguyên Đán, which is Sino-Vietnamese for "Feast of the First Morning of the First Day". Tết celebrates the arrival of spring based on the Vietnamese calendar.

Many customs are practiced during Tết, such as visiting a person's house (xông nhà), ancestor worship, wishing New Year's greetings, giving lucky money to children and elderly people, street dancings and many more.

This set of stamps, issued by the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) on January 26, 1975, shows Tết customs:

Dancing with a dragon costume:

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Children playing with firecrackers:

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Giving lucky money to children and gifts to elder man:

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Khmer Traditional Artisans, issued by Cambodia on February 1, 1965:

Traditional Khmer (Cambodian) arts and crafts including silk weaving, silverwork, stone and wood carving, lacquer ware, pottery, ceramics, temple murals, basketry and kite-making have evolved from ancient times. Many daily life instruments are homemade such as fishing nets and equipment, kitchen tools, cloths and shoes, musical instruments, baskets, furniture, jewellery etc. Whole Cambodian villages may specialise in a particular handicraft and depend economically on selling their handicraft products.


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Khmer Weaver on 100 Riel banknote issued in 1973:

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Musical Instruments of the Middle East, issued by Israel on June 14, 2010. Stamps show, beside ME instruments, Eastern musical instruments and ME rugs:

Zorna & Oboe, Rebab & Violin:

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Darbouka & Drum, Qanun & Piano:

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Oud & Guitar:

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Traditional costumes of the people of Ruanda-Urundi, issued in 1931 for use in the Belgian's Mandate for Ruanda-Urundi:

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The stamps were issued as a part of a long set:

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Divination (from Latin divinare "to foresee, to foretell, to predict, to prophesy") is the attempt to gain insight into a question or situation by way of an occultic, standardized process or ritual. Used in various forms throughout history, diviners ascertain their interpretations of how a querent should proceed by reading signs, events, or omens, or through alleged contact with a supernatural agency.

Divination can be seen as a systematic method with which to organise what appear to be disjointed, random facets of existence such that they provide insight into a problem at hand. If a distinction is to be made between divination and fortune-telling, divination has a more formal or ritualistic element and often contains a more social character, usually in a religious context, as seen in traditional African medicine. Particular divination methods vary by culture and religion. (Wikipedia)

African Diviners, issued for use in Transkei on June 28, 1990:

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Here is one of the best sets in my folklore collection with great engravings shows Hungarian traditional costumes. The stamps were designed by Zoltán Nagy, engraved by József Vertel, Ferenc Gál and Mihály Füle and issued by Hungary on August 18, 1963:

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A great and very attractive set of 20 stamps shows the Soviet Union's ethnic groups with their traditional costumes and professions was issued by the USSR on July 1, 1933. Here is the first group of 10 stamps:

Kazakh People from Kazakhstan:

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Lezgin People, Northeast Caucasian ethnic group native predominantly to southern Dagestan, Russia and northeastern Azerbaijan:

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Tatar People from Volga-Ural region of Russia:

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Jewish People from the Jewish Autonomous of Birobidzhan:

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Tungusic peoples, native to Siberia and Northeast Asia:

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Buryatian People from south-central region of Siberia along the eastern shore of Lake Baikal:

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Chechen People from Chechnya Republic in the North Caucasus:

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Abkhaz People from Abkhazia, in the Caucasus:

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Georgian People from Georgia:

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Nenet People from Nenets Autonomous Okrug in northern Russia:

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Eli wrote:A great and very attractive set of 20 stamps shows the Soviet Union's ethnic groups with their traditional costumes and professions was issued by the USSR on July 1, 1933. Here is the first group of 10 stamps:
Well, the set contains 21 stamps. Here are the rest of them:

Yakut People:

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Turkmen People:

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Tajik People:

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Ukrainian People:

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Belarussian People:

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Uzbek People:

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Transcaucasians - Gruzin, Armenian and Turk Peoples:

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Russian People:

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Koryak People:

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Bashkir People:

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Missing the 35 Kopecks stamp shows Chuvash People. Will post it once I have it.

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Traditional costumes of different ethnic groups in South Ethiopia: Karo, Erbore, Hamer and Daasanach, issued by Ethiopia on May 27, 2014:

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A very colourful and attractive set of 15 stamps show different folk festivals of the different 15 soviet republics was issued by the USSR on October 4, 1991. Here are the first five of them:

Armenia - Feast of the Ascension

The Feast of the Ascension is one of the ecumenical feasts (universally celebrated) of Christian churches. In the Armenian Apostolic Church it is also known as the Feast of Holy Ascension or Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ascension Day marks the ascent of Jesus Christ into heaven on the fortieth day after his resurrection.


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Kyrgyzstan - Kys Kuumai (“Kiss a Girl”) Festival

Kys Kuumai is a horse race in which two players, a young man and unmarried woman, riding on horseback. The man would chase the woman and try to kiss her. In the past, if he succeeded, he would take her for a wife. Nowadays, if he succeeds, it means he will be a good husband.

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Azerbaijan - Novruz Festival

Novruz in Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Novruz Bayramı) is a traditional holiday which celebrates the New Year and the coming of Spring. Stamp shows girls holding trays with samani - green shoots from wheat seeds - which would be placed in the centre of the festive table.

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Latvia - Ivan Kupala Festival

Kupala Night, called Ivanа-Kupala, is a traditional eastern Slavic holiday which is celebrated during the night from 6 to 7 July (on the Gregorian calendar). Calendar-wise, it is opposite to the winter holiday Koliada. The celebration relates to the summer solstice when nights are the shortest and includes a number of Slavic rituals. Stamp shows young couple jump over the flames of bonfires in a ritual test of bravery and faith. The failure of a couple in love to complete the jump, while holding hands, is a sign of their destined separation :( .

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Estonia - New Year Festival:

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Eli wrote:A very colourful and attractive set of 15 stamps show different folk festivals of the different 15 soviet republics was issued by the USSR on October 4, 1991.
Here is the second group of five stamps:

Tajikistan - Nowruz Festival

Tajikistan's biggest annual celebration is the spring festival of Nowruz. It marks the beginning of the Persian New Year, which starts at the spring equinox. For the Tajiks, Nowruz represents a festival of friendship and renewal of all living beings. Jumping over the fire on the last Wednesday of the year is practiced by the Tajiks as well. One tradition that has survived in Tajikistan is the gathering of wildflowers by children in the villages. They bring the flowers back and, while wearing colorful attire, walk around the village, knock on people’s doors and present them each with a flower. This happens one week before Nowruz and is an occasion for many old folk songs that are sung by the children during the event.

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Lithuania - Palm Sunday Festival

Palm Sunday is a Christian movable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Palm Sunday is celebrated by the blessing and distribution of palm branches (shown on the left) or the branches of other native trees representing the palm branches the crowd scattered in front of Christ as he rode into Jerusalem.

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Belarus - Ivan-Kupala Festival

Kupala Night, called Ivanа-Kupala, is a traditional eastern Slavic holiday which is celebrated during the night from 6 to 7 July (on the Gregorian calendar). Calendar-wise, it is opposite to the winter holiday Koliada. The celebration relates to the summer solstice when nights are the shortest and includes a number of Slavic rituals. Stamp shows a couple performing a ritual of purification by fire by burning the wheel symbolizing "the Sun".

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Moldova - Plugușorul

Plugușorul is a Moldovan and Romanian New Year's tradition and carol. Plugușor literally means "little plough" in Romanian. Have no any information about this festival.

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Ukraine - Christmas Festival

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Eli wrote:A very colourful and attractive set of 15 stamps show different folk festivals of the different 15 soviet republics was issued by the USSR on October 4, 1991.
Here is the third and last group of five stamps:

Turkmenistan - Hasyl Toyi (Harvest Festival)

Turkmen people celebrate Harvest holiday, “Hasyl toyi”, where they sum up the results of agricultural year on the common meeting, award the best workers and then arrange different performances and folk games like the “kusht”, the national wrestling shown on the stamp.

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Kazakhstan - Kokpar in New Year Festival

Kokpar is a sport in which horse-mounted players attempt to place a goat or calf carcass in a goal. It held in Kazakhstan during the New Year Festival.

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Georgia - Berikaoba

Berikaboa is an improvised masqueraded folk theatre in Georgia, stemming from the pagan festivity of fertility and rebirth. The scenes of Berikaoba range from those of explicitly erotic nature to political satire and social protest.

Berikaoba typically involves several men, the berika, who are mostly disguised as animals. The costumes and masks for the mystery are made of animal hide. Animal skulls, tails, feathers, horns, pumpkins, ribbons and bells are used to add colourfulness to the scene. The festivity begins with a gathering of villagers who chose actors for the mystery. The procession of berikas – accompanied by sounds of bagpipes (stviri) – move door-to-door to pick wine, honey, floor, meat and other victuals served by hosts. The main characters in the procession are a "bride" called Kekela and a groom who, after a series of attempts, persuades Kekela to marry her. The wedding is then disrupted by an appearance of a "Tatar", a reference to the centuries of invasions from neighbouring Muslim powers. The groom is killed and the people console Kekela, promising her a better husband. As berikas try to resuscitate the groom with help of healing water, herbs and minerals, the news spreads about the abduction of Kekela. This brings the groom back to life. He chases the kidnappers and relieves her bride. The performance finishes with a lengthy feast, supra.


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Uzbekistan - Lola Bayram (Tulip Spring Festival)

In the spring, when Tulips bloom on the mountains, people go up at sunset to the accompaniment of songs sung by local villagers, gather Tulips and fill their carts with them to celebrate the coming spring.

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Russia - Maslenitsa Festival

Maslenitsa, also known as Butter Lady, Butter Week, Crepe week, or Cheesefare Week, is an Eastern Slavic religious and folk holiday, celebrated during the last week before Great Lent, that is, the eighth week before Eastern Orthodox Pascha (Easter).

Each day of Maslenitsa had its traditional activity. Monday may be the welcoming of “Lady Maslenitsa”. The community builds the Maslenitsa effigy out of straw, decorated with pieces of rags, and fixed to a pole formerly known as Kostroma. It is paraded around and the first pancakes may be made and offered to the poor. On Tuesday, young men might search for a fiancée to marry after Lent. On Wednesday sons-in-law may visit their mother-in-law who has prepared pancakes and invited other guests for a party. Thursday may be devoted to outdoor activities. People may take off work and spend the day sledding, ice skating, snowball fights and with sleigh rides. On Friday sons-in-law may invite their mothers-in-law for dinner. Saturday may be a gathering of a young wife with her sisters-in-law to work on a good relationship.


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Maslenitsa by Boris Kustodiev, 1919, Isaak Brodsky Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia:
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Greek Traditional Costumes

To celebrate the unification of the Dodecanese Islands with Greece, a long set was issued by Greece in several parts during 1947-1950. Here are stamps from this set show woman in traditional local dress:
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One of the stamps on FDC used in Rhodes:

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The complete 1948 set on the FDC:

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Here is a Cinderella label advertising the 11th Thessaloniki International Trade Fair held on September 6-27, 1936. It shows Greek woman from Thessaloniki in traditional costume (Thanks Nigelc for the information):
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Traditional Artisans, designed by René Cottet, engraved by René Cottet (5F. & 25F.) and Pierre Forget (10F. & 20F.), issued by Ivory Coast on March 27, 1965:

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Beautiful Cote d'Ivoire stamps, thanks Eli.

I'm sure they will appeal to a friend of mine who uses stamps
as primary source material for projects/studies by his graduate
students, so I've sent him the url for your posting. :D

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RogerE wrote:Beautiful Cote d'Ivoire stamps, thanks Eli.

I'm sure they will appeal to a friend of mine who uses stamps
as primary source material for projects/studies by his graduate
students, so I've sent him the url for your posting. :D

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Thanks, Roger, you help your friend and his students with stamps. Glad you like the stamps! Eli


Traditional Dances, issued by the Kingdom of Lesotho on December 17, 1975:
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Thanks again Eli, your posts on this thread are wonderful
— beautiful stamps, beautiful artwork, fascinating cultural
objects and practices and skills. Thoroughly enjoyed :D

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Roger, very appreciate your warm words. Hope you enjoy the following set from Mongolia :). In the past, this country had a bad reputation in philately since they issued a lot of sets for collector market. But in the last decade or two, they are issuing a very beautiful stamps show their culture, history and other Mongolian themes like this set:

Mongolian Intangible Cultural Heritage

During the last decade, the UNESCO declared 15 several Mongolian cultural elements as intangible cultural heritage of humanity that should be preserved for the coming generations. This set of stamps and SS's, issued by Mongolia on November 22, 2019, shows seven of them:

Mongolian calligraphy - Inscribed in 2013:
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Falconry, a living human heritage - Inscribed in 2016:
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Mongolian knuckle-bone shooting - Inscribed in 2014:
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Mongol Biyelgee, Mongolian traditional folk dance - Inscribed in 2009:
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Traditional music of the Tsuur - Inscribed in 2009:
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Traditional music of the Morin Khuur - Inscribed in 2008. Stamp shows Jamyan Gombodorj (1919-2008), a renowned Mongolian
Morin khuur player:
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Urtiin Duu, traditional folk long song - Inscribed in 2008. Stamp shows Namjilyn Norovbanzad (1931–2002), a Mongolian singer of the traditional long song:
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Thanks for showing the Mongolian intangible heritage items Eli.

I found the UNESCO ICH = Intangible Cultural Heritage website,
which has detailed information on all kinds of skills and practices.
For example, the limbe long song performance is presented (with
a "sound bite" sample) at
https://ich.unesco.org/en/USL/folk-long-song-performance-tec ... hing-00543

My local art gallery, the MAC = Museum of Art and Culture, Lake Macquarie,
https://mac.lakemac.com.au/page.aspx?vid=17
had a recent exhibition which included a video of a Mongolian "throat music" vocalist
singing and accompanying his song on a two-string instrument. It was impressive to
sit in a darkened room and listen to him and watch him perform "up close".

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RogerE wrote:Thanks for showing the Mongolian intangible heritage items Eli.
Roger,

Many thanks for the links you mentioned from UNESCO site and your My local art gallery, with information and videos about the Mongolian intangible heritage. Very nice and informative. In the future I will show more from Mongolian folklore and heritage.


Traditional Costumes, issued by Mauritania on September 21, 1970. Stamps were designed by Claude Durrens and engraved by Jean Miermont (10F.), Claude Durrens (30F., 50F. and 70F.) and Roger Fenneteaux (40F.):
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Shalom Eli. The images in your latest posting of Mauritanian costumes are striking
— the engraved printing, and the bright colours, are lovely, thanks!

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Hello Eli, may I add some images of ethnic musical instruments to this thread?
The last musical instruments post on this thread seems to have been your post
on [Sat Nov 30, 2019 03:02:25 am]. I checked back among the last hundred or
so posts, and I didn't find these Greek stamps, issued in 1975:

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Eli, perhaps you can add some detailed information about those instruments?
(Currently I don't have easy access to such information.)

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RogerE wrote:Hello Eli, may I add some images of ethnic musical instruments to this thread?

Eli, perhaps you can add some detailed information about those instruments?

/RogerE :D
Great set, Roger!!! and thanks you share with us. I can add details from Michel catalogue: the set was issued on December 15, 1975 and shows: 1.5D: Cymbals (Defi), 1D: Cretan Lyra, 0.1D: Pontic Lyra, 7D: Lute, 10D: Laterna Magica (Mechanical musical instrument), 25D: Drums, 11D: Flutes.

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I never posted in this thread folklore of ancient world, so here is a set shows Etruscan paintings issued by San Marino on February 20, 1975. It seems the Etruscan were very happy people until the Romans came!

Etruscan dancers and musicians:
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Horse racing:
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Thanks Eli for the extra information about the
musical instruments on the 1975 Greek set.

Nice to see the murals along with the San Marino
stamp designs based on the murals...

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Thanks again, Roger, for your warm words. I glad you enjoy this thread and I hope others too.

Traditional Musical Instrument, issued by Rwanda on April 9, 1973. Designed by the Belgian designer Jean Van Noten:
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More fascinating subjects — thanks Eli. The number and variety
of types of musical instruments worldwide is quite amazing.

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Happy International Women's Day 2020!!
Moroccan woman costumes, issued by Morocco on January 21, 1969:
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Thanks Eli for the Happy Women's Day images of Moroccan costumes.
The pair on the top value (1.00dh) are especially striking.

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RogerE wrote:Thanks Eli for the Happy Women's Day images of Moroccan costumes.
The pair on the top value (1.00dh) are especially striking.

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Thanks, Roger. I too like the Moroccan stamps since my wife's family is from Morocco. I will post more beautiful Moroccan folklore stamps.

African artisans, designed and engraved by Jacques Derrey (30F and 100F) and Jean Pheulpin (5F) and issued by Upper Volta (Burkina Faso) on October 30, 1968 and April 3, 1969:

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Thanks for the latest posting Eli. As usual, the engraved images
of the French colonial stamps are fine art work, and they give us
a clear view of the artesans' traditional skills carried out with only
the very simplest of machanical aids.

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RogerE wrote:Thanks for the latest posting Eli. As usual, the engraved images
of the French colonial stamps are fine art work, and they give us
a clear view of the artesans' traditional skills carried out with only
the very simplest of machanical aids.

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Thanks, Roger. I too love very much engraved stamps (although I don't collect them) and, from time to time, posting many of them from my different collections in the "Engraved Stamp Beauties" thread.

The Balafon

The Balafon is a gourd-resonated xylophone, a type of struck idiophone, found across West Africa. A Balafon can be either fixed-key (where the keys are strung over a fixed frame, usually with calabash resonators underneath) or free-key (where the keys are placed independently on any padded surface). In a fixed-key Balafon, the keys are suspended by leather straps just above a wooden frame, under which are hung graduated-size calabash gourd resonators. A small hole in each gourd is covered with a membrane traditionally of thin spider's-egg sac filaments to produce the characteristic nasal-buzz timbre of the instrument, which is usually played with two gum-rubber-wound mallets while seated on a low stool.

Balafon and Balafon Player, designed by Paul Puvilland and issued by Guinea on May 10, 2010:
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Balafon players and woman dancers from Tengrela, Upper Volta (Burkina Faso), designed and engraved by Claude Haley and issued by Upper Volta on February 14, 1969 to publicize the Philexafrique stamp exhibition held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast:
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Balafon Players, postcard from the set "Africa in Pictures":

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Thanks for the latest post Eli, featuring the balafon.
Wow, the two instruments shown last, on the postcard, are huge!
It must be quite challenging to transport and store them.

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Thanks Roger for your warm words. I very glad you enjoy this thread! Eli :)

A great set of eight stamps and two SS's depicting Yemenite folklore and costumes was issued by Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) on May 1, 1983. I like this set very much since there are many Yemenite Jews in Israel still wear these costumes in family ceremonies and Jewish religious festival.

Here is the first part of 4 stamps and a SS:
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Eli, thanks again for sharing the latest group. The costume of the woman
on the 50fils stamp is beautiful, and her skill at carrying a pot on her head
is impressive. I've tried to balance something simple (and non-fragile, like
a book) on my head, and I fail immediately. The skill presumably is learnt
from a very early age, but there must be some traditional stages in acquiring
it. Do you know any of the details?

Rather flippantly, I remark that the man kneeling and reading on the 75fils
airmail stamp could perhaps be looking at a stamp album! (In fact, he is
probably reading a religious text, and would not appreciate my remark!)
Is his headwear a turban, or something else?

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RogerE wrote: I remark that the man kneeling and reading on the 75fils airmail stamp could perhaps be looking at a stamp album! (In fact, he is probably reading a religious text, and would not appreciate my remark!)
Is his headwear a turban, or something else? /RogerE :D
Hi, yes, this kind of head wear is a Turban. I think it is not a common head wear among the Yemenite people and only religious scholars wear it. BTW, I agree with you the woman 50 F stamp is great and I think it is the most beautiful in this set and among other Yemenite folklore stamps I know about.

Here is the second part of this set from Yemen issued on May 1, 1983:
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Thanks Eli.

Several of your latest Yemeni stamps remind us that there are people
with a way of life involving close and sustained interaction with animals.
Their skills and knowledge and care for the animals are extensive, and
their livelihood depends on those animals.

I'm impressed with the building on the rocky outcrop. Is it a dwelling,
or something with a special purpose (perhaps religious)? Surely there
must be steps or a ladder on the other side of the building, out of view.
And the feat of constructing it in the first place is amazing...

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Here is an impressive ancient Chinese musical instrument,
or perhaps "set of instruments" would be more accurate.
This single stamp, imperforate in a minisheet, was issued
by People's Republic of China in 1987, issue T.122.

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Eli, I'm hoping you can tell us more about it... Thanks,

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Eli, I'm hoping you can tell us more about it... Thanks,

/RogerE :D
Thanks, Roger, for posting this minisheet, first time I see it. It shows Bronze Chime Bells from Tomb of Marquis Yi Zeng State, Hubei, Warring States Period (430 B.C.). Here is a description from Wikipedia:

The Bianzhong of Marquis Yi of Zeng, or Zenghouyi Bells, is the name given to an ancient musical instrument made of bells (called bianzhong) unearthed in 1978 in the Tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng in Leigudun Community, Nanjiao Subdistrict, Zengdu District, Suizhou (then 'Sui County'), Hubei Province, China. The bianzhong were made in 433 B.C.

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Polynesian traditional costume with special hat made of plants and flowers:

These two stamps were issued for use in French Polynesia on November 3, 1958. The 9F designed and engraved by Georges Bétemps and the 17F designed by Christian Jacques Boullaire and engraved by Albert Decaris:
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Two art stamps show paintings from the 19th century by M. Radiguet (50F) and L. le Jeune (100F), issued for use in French Polynesia on December 15, 1982;
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Eli, thanks for the information and Wikipedia link about the Bronze Chime Bells,
from the tomb of Marquis Yi. The dating of the instrument (433 BCE) is remarkable.

The arrangement of the bells suggests to me that three musicians would have
combined their skills to play the bells.

The intrinsic value of the instrument, in terms of the time, effort and skills needed
to manufacture it, and the time, effort and skills needed by the musicians to master
playing it, would clearly have been immense. How significant a sacrifice it must have
been to take the instrument out of use and bury it with Marquis Yi...

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Eli, in my 24 March post I posed some questions about the Yemeni minisheet
you showed [Tue Mar 24, 2020 03:15:19 am] Can you give us any information?
I'm impressed with the building on the rocky outcrop.
Is it a dwelling, or something with a special purpose (perhaps
religious)? Surely there must be steps or a ladder on the other
side of the building, out of view. And the feat of constructing
it in the first place is amazing...
Thanks,
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RogerE wrote:I'm impressed with the building on the rocky outcrop. Is it a dwelling, or something with a special purpose (perhaps religious)? Surely there must be steps or a ladder on the other side of the building, out of view. And the feat of constructing
it in the first place is amazing...

Thanks,
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Roger, I agree with you the building is very impressive. This particular building shown on the SS is the Imam palace (Dar al-Hajar) located in Wadi Daher, north of the city Sana'a. It was built in 1920's by the Imam Almutawakel Yahya. Here I enclose the SS again:
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Wikipedia: The Dar al-Hajar (Arabic: دار الحجر‎, "Stone House" or "Rock Palace") is a former royal palace located in Wadi Dhar about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from Sana‘a, Yemen. Built in the 1920s as the summer retreat of Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din, ruler of Yemen from 1904 to 1948, it sits on top of a structure built in 1786 for the scholar al-Imam Mansour. The palace stayed in the royal family until the Yemen revolution of 1962. The palace is now a museum.

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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).

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