I thought that I have not any stamp to share about the Sunday Stamps- II: Folk and National costumes
. But then I received this stamp from the Netherlands:
Every year the Dutch Post issues a set of stamps entitled Grenzeloos
('Border Free'), dedicated to celebrate the ties between the Netherlands and other country.
In 2010 it was Suriname
The stamps are presented in sets of six, and there are three different sheets. Every sheet highlight a different topic. In this case, there are agriculture, regional costumes and architecture. So, as you can see, additional information is added in the margin (Here
you can see the three sheets).
One of the stamps shows the koto
, a traditional Creole dress. There are different theories about the origin of these dresses. One plausible explanation is that they date from the time of slavery and women wore it to make themselves unattractive to the advances of the plantation owner. The stamp that I received shows the angisa
, the Suriname headscarf. The patterns and the folding of the angisa contain social and even political messages
and the angisa
are presented in contrast to the traditional Dutch costume. I have also received some stamps about the regional folk costumes in the Netherlands, issued in 2013: