Friday, 15 September 2017

Stamps with Interactive Folds - Update

Category - Touch / Sight
Subcategory - Stamps with Interactive Folds

Spain 2017 Origami Stamp

Issue date 17 July 2017

Origami is defined as the art of creating paper figures without cutting or using glue, only folding a square of paper.

The paper figures can take many forms, including flowers, animals, objects, faces or architectural elements.

Paper folding originated in China in the 1st or 2nd century CE, arriving in Japan in the 6th century, where it became part of Japanese culture, and has continued to grow in popularity and complexity since then. At first, only Japan’s upper classes could enjoy it, due to the high price of paper.

It was introduced to the West via the caravans of the Silk Road and spread rapidly as a cheap and easy pastime.

Eventually, the two main centres of paper folding were Spain in the west, where it is called papiroflexia, and Japan in the east, with the name origami. Both countries developed a classic bird figure, which became a long-standing tradition: the crane in Japan and the pajarita in Spain.

Correos Spain has issued a special stamp which can be folded into a Bow Tie following the instructions on the Souvenir sheet. The stamp also incorporates Augmented Reality where one can download a tutorial on how to mount the bow tie.

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Stamps with Interactive Folds

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