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Issues 2016

The stamps from this series feature two different examples of traditional Cypriot
popular crafts, a continuation of the series circulated last year.

The €0,41 cent stamp depicts the art of basket weaving, the making of baskets
and other everyday objects, using the raw materials from Cyprus’ bountiful
countryside, such as reeds, terebinth branches, stems from aquatic
plants and so on.

The €0,64 cent stamp represents the craft of wood carving, carried out by local
craftsmen, sculptors of wood, who created decorated items and furniture, such as
chests or trunks for storing linen, ceiling beams, long wooden shelves, furniture
and church furnishings such as icon and sanctuary screens, sanctuary doors,
pulpits, often adorned with floral motifs, simple representations of animals or birds
and geometric patterns.

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