Friday, September 23, 2011
Traditional Costumes : Postage Stamps Spain
After the Basque costume stamps of Spain, we move even further northwest to La Rioja, Cantabria and Asturias. The typical costumes from these regions look in style like the ones we have seen in Catalonia, Aragon, Navarra and the Basque Country. They belong to the typical "northern" clothing category: costumes are inspired by a peasant way of life, with rather simple colors, to which elements such as characteristic shoes are added, fluffy petticoats, lace and stockings. The first stamp above is from a very large costume series issued from 1967 to 1971. The costume is typical for the city of Logroño in Rioja.
This next stamps is from the same large costume series (1967 to 1971) and shows the traditional costume of the city of Santander in Cantabria.
And from the same series, the regional costume of Oviedo in Asturias.
You can find La Rioja (light tan), Cantabria (dark tan) and Asturias (beige) on this map of Spain (in the north):