EUROPA – stories and myths

In stock: 20 Items
Reference:
4740352117983
Issue date: 05.05.2022
Designer: Indrek Ilves
Number: 798-05.05.22
Stamp zone: International stamps
Stamp type: Classical
Availability date: 2022-05-05
1.90 €
Description

This year, the theme of the EUROPA stamp series is stories and myths. The stamps depict the painting ‘Tiritamme kasvatamine’ (‘Doing a headstand’) and the tapestry design ‘Siuru-lindu Kalevipojast’ (‘The Siuru bird from Kalevipoeg’) by the artist Oskar Kallis.

Kalevipoeg is a mythical hero in Estonian folklore, which contains many legends and stories about a mighty man named Kalevipoeg. The legends of Kalevipoeg, together with runic folk songs, were the subject for Friedrich Robert Faehlmann and Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald while preparing and writing the epic Kalevipoeg in the nineteenth century.

Kalevipoeg is considered to be one of the most important works of Estonian literature, and its motifs have later been used by many artists, composers, and writers. The work also played an important role in the development of Estonian national self-awareness.

Product Details
4740352117983

Data sheet

Quantity issued
20 000
Perforation
14 x 14
Printer
AS Vaba Maa
Print
offset
Sheets
2 x 4
Size
37.0 x 30.0 mm
Primary theme
EUROPA
Year
2022
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