Handicraft Jewellery of Mediterranean

Country: Spain
Year: 2021
Release Date: 12 Jul 2021

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• Date of issue: 12/07/2020
• Printing Process: Offset
• Paper: Coated, gummed, phosphorescent
• Size of stamp: 40.9 x 57.6 mm
• Number of stamps per sheet: 16
• Number of stamps per Premium Sheet: 6
• Postal value of stamps: €3
• Print run: 3000 Premium Sheets + 160.000 stamps
The Mediterranean Sea, refuge to many cultures and civilizations, has been and is the cradle of many generations of artists and master jewelers, who created and developed such a delicate art as Handicraft Jewelry.
From Egyptian to Greek gold work, passing through that from the Phoenician, there are many testimonies, under the shape of unique pieces, which can fortunately be seen in museums and galleries all around the world.
But if there is a culture from whose hands some marvelous jewels came out, that is Islamic culture. By merging with Iberian culture, Mudejar art was born. Chests, bracelets, bangles, rings, pendants and earrings decorated the bodies of the inhabitants of that time.
Filigree chiseled in gold, enamels and precious stones are part of the legacy of those cultures that left their mark on the Mediterranean.
The main motif of the Spanish stamp shows a gold and pearl earring, reminiscent of those handmade jewels that decorated the Mediterranean centuries ago.
The Postal Union for the Mediterranean was established in Rome in 2011, with the participation of 14 postal operators across the Mediterranean region, under the umbrella of the Universal Postal Union. Today, PUMed counts up to 23 members.