Designer: Theodoros Kakoullis
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.
The four stamps depict:
(a) woodcarving, in the form of a hand-carved chair
(b) decorative art, showing traditional symmetrical engravings using pyrography on dried pumpkins
(c) pottery, with an anthropomorphic clay vessel
(d) the skill of the silversmith, as expressed in the “merrecha”, a small ceremonial vessel with a narrow opening, used to sprinkle people with fragrance, usually rosewater, at celebrations or weddings.
Photos of the above illustrations were taken from the Cyprus Handicraft Centre and the folk Art Museum.