Saturday 25 January 2014

Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations/Cut Outs - Update

Category - Touch
Sub-Category - Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations/Cut Outs

Malaysia 2013 Nyonya Kebaya Traditional Wedding attire Miniature Sheet featuring Stamps with holes.

Issue date 29 November 2013

The Nyonya Kebaya (traditional blouse dress worn by women) first appeared only in the early 20th century. The early versions features rather simple embroidery work, but later, especially from the 1960s onwards, a more exquisite and intricate embroidery began to emerge.  While the early kebayas are hand sewn, the Nyonya kebaya today is embroidered using the sewing machine with flower motives being the favourite theme. 

The miniature sheet feature a Nyonya Kebaya, which won the UNESCO Award of Excellence for Handicraft 2012.  The stamp within the miniature sheet feature a composition of Malaysian fruit, with holes cut on the paper resembling the embroidery.

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Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations/Cut Outs

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