Monday, May 27, 2013

Traditional Textile of Indonesia

A series of stamps featuring traditional textile of Indonesia were issued by Pos Indonesia in 2011 in conjunction with the World Philatelic Exhibition "INDONESIA 2002", to be held in Jakarta in 2002.

These stamps were launched during Jogja Stamp and Numismatic Stamp Show 2011, an early campaign leading to INDONESIA 2002. Known as "JOGJA 2011", the exhibition was held from 30 Mar 2011 to 3 Apr 2011.

Shown above is the official commemorative cover of JOGJA 2011. Featured in the stamp is Batik Parang Garuda, a hand drawn batik in parang and garuda motifs. Parang, also known as the keris or sword pattern, are the most powerful of batik motifs, with their strong parallel diagonal lines. Meanwhile, garuda is the mystical creature in Hindu mythology.


Date of Issue : 30 Mar 2011
Postmark : Yogyakarta
Denomination : Rp 5,000
Stamp Size : 41.1mm x 25.3mm
Paper : Tullis Russel
Printing Process : Offset


One of the mementos that I get during my last trip to Medan :)

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