KPC3318-3321: Korean craftsmanship (traditional craftwork)

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(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 1 June 2018 KoreaPost released four stamps showing different types of Korean traditional craftmanship. 

KoreaPost released these stamps in a commemorative stamp sheet of 16 (4×4) stamps of 330 won each, printed by Joh. Enschedé for POSA:

Stamp sheet for series KPC3318-3321.

Information about this series was also published as a stamp information leaflet:

Stamp information leaflet for series KPC3318-3321.

Information regarding individual stamps:

한국의 솜씨(전통공예품)

우표번호3318
종수4
발행량각 172,000장(총 688,000장)
디자인김희진 매듭장의 이작노리개
인쇄 및 색수평판 4도, 금박,보라박, 스트롱엠보싱
전지구성4 × 4 (178mm × 190mm)
디자이너신재용
발행일2018. 6. 1.
액면가격330
우표크기30 × 42
인면28.5 × 39
천공14 × 14¼
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(Royal Joh. Enschede)

 

한국의 솜씨(전통공예품)

우표번호3319
종수4
발행량각 172,000장(총 688,000장)
디자인구혜자 침선장의 영조대왕 도포 재현
인쇄 및 색수평판 4도, 금박,보라박, 스트롱엠보싱
전지구성4 × 4 (178mm × 190mm)
디자이너신재용
발행일2018. 6. 1.
액면가격330
우표크기30 × 42
인면28.5 × 39
천공14 × 14¼
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(Royal Joh. Enschede)

 

한국의 솜씨(전통공예품)

우표번호3320
종수4
발행량각 172,000장(총 688,000장)
디자인서신정 채상장의 삼합채상
인쇄 및 색수평판 4도, 금박,보라박, 스트롱엠보싱
전지구성4 × 4 (178mm × 190mm)
디자이너신재용
발행일2018. 6. 1.
액면가격330
우표크기30 × 42
인면28.5 × 39
천공14 × 14¼
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(Royal Joh. Enschede)

 

한국의 솜씨(전통공예품)

우표번호3321
종수4
발행량각 172,000장(총 688,000장)
디자인최유현 자수장의 효제충신도
인쇄 및 색수평판 4도, 금박,보라박, 스트롱엠보싱
전지구성4 × 4 (178mm × 190mm)
디자이너신재용
발행일2018. 6. 1.
액면가격330
우표크기30 × 42
인면28.5 × 39
천공14 × 14¼
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(Royal Joh. Enschede)

The FDC contains the following cancellation:

FDC cancellation for series KPC3318-3321.

KoreaPost released the following English text:

Since long ago, Korean people have demonstrated excellent dexterity in multiple fields. Particularly, the traditional handicrafts which come with delicate and elaborate craftsmanship manifests the emotions and aesthetics of Korean people.

Knots are made by braiding strings of a variety of colors and can be used for clothes or accessories like the norigae, a traditional Korean ornament. Traditional Korean knots embody the beauty of balance thanks to their identical back and front sides, and symmetrical sides, as well as the beauty of order with their shape both starting and finishing in the middle. They are often shaped into everyday objects, flowers or insects and depict the traditional chinese character for (a) well (井) at their center.

Sewing is the art of making garments or accessories using a needle and thread. In the past, because clothes were only hand-made, sewing was a virtue that all women were required to have. One s mental attitude and posture were considered essential when it comes to sewing, leading women to perform this labor with all their hearts. Because most of Korea s traditional clothing has a flat composition, sewing techniques such as broadstitching, backstitching, hemming, blind stitching, basting, and hemstitching developed accordingly.

Chaesang is a box constructed from paper-like thin and colored strips of bamboo that are woven into geometric patterns. It is known to be the essence of bamboo-craft. These were mainly used by women of the court or noble class as containers for clothes, ornaments, or sewing kits until they became popular wedding gifts toward the end of the Joseon Dynasty. Often presenting a pattern or wording that describes happiness, the making of Chaesang requires delicate dexterity through its rigorous process. Embroidery is the art of sewing colored silk thread onto a fabric and creating a beautiful pattern. The older generations did not only add embroidery to garments and accessories, but also to various household items such as cushions, folding screens, and furniture. Traditional embroidery was not simply fabric decoration, it was a way of subtly expressing Korea s customs and beliefs of the time. Different techniques are used to create unique textures while twisting the threads such as pyeongsu, ieumsu, maedeupsu, jaryeonsu.

All images in page copyright: 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost

 

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