Costumes of the Mediterranean

Country: Spain
Year: 2019
Release Date: 08 Jul 2019

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• Issue date:08/07/2019
• Printing Process: Offset, gummed
• Paper: gummed, phosphorescent
• Size of stamp: 74,6 x 28,8 mm
• Sheet effects: 12
• Postal value of the stamps:1.40 € each stamp
• Print run: 18.000 Premium Sheets
A new stamp is being released on a Premium Sheet dedicated to Euromed, whose main focus is regional costumes from the Mediterranean.
On 15 March 2011, the Postal Union for the Mediterranean was established in Rome between 14 Postal Operators from across the Mediterranean region under the umbrella of the Universal Postal Union. Today it has up to 21 members.
Their objectives are based on four pillars: to improve communication, promote financial inclusion, stimulate trade and share resources.
The stamp dedicated to the regional costumes of the Mediterranean displays the various typical costumes of the region, including the flamenco dress.
The background of the stamp features the silhouette of the Balearic Islands, a clear representation of Mediterranean culture.
The Premium Sheet is illustrated with lace, a material that is used for many typical costumes due to its delicacy and elegance, as is the case with the Fallera.
The Mediterranean region, especially Spain, is characterised by the richness and variety of regional costumes.
From Catalonia to Andalusia, these traditional costumes represent an explosion of colour that accompanies the festivals and folklore in many corners of the country.
Catalonia has its large ‘gandallas’ and ‘mantellinas’ for the women and the iconic ‘barretina’ for the men. The delicate Fallera dress, which is typical in the region of Valencia, has become a real work of art due to its embroidery, lace and filigrees. The women of Huerta de Murcia dress in bodices, bloomers and petticoats, which are covered with a refajo, or skirt, made from different materials, and this can also be decorated with embroidery. In Andalusia, the women wear very flattering dresses with ruffles and polka dots, and the men wear typical riding costumes. People from the Balearic Islands wear jackets, petticoats, and their characteristic ‘rebosillo’ to cover their heads and the ‘espardenyes’ to cover their feet. Each and every one of these are a hallmark of an ancestral culture.