Friday, July 22, 2011
Traditional Costumes : Postage Stamps Brittany, France
This week some beautiful postage stamps with traditional costumes of Brittany / Bretagne. The first one above is a French Red Cross stamp to commemorate 300 years of Quimper pottery and shows a woman in traditional Breton dress.
The next stamp commemorates the 150th anniversary of Paul Gaugain and shows his painting "The Vision After the Sermon (Jacob wrestling with the Angel)" with women of Pont Aven in their traditional costumes.
This third stamp is a very fancy one; it's from Umm Al Qiwain (one of the United Arab Emirates) and part of a 1972 series of dolls in traditional costumes of the world. It shows a doll in the costume of Pont Aven and it is a hologram.
You can find the Brittany / Bretagne on this map: