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INDONESIA ART AND CULTURE 1996

The diversity of Indonesian ethnic groups with their various traditions, life norms, religions, art, and cultures is reflected in the motto "Bhinneka Tunggal Ika" (Unity in Diversity) enshrined on the Indonesian National coat of arms, the Garuda Eagle. The Nusantara Archipelago is enriched by numerous dances rooted in each region and is a valuable treasure in the Indonesian cultural library.

To raise appreciation of the richness of Indonesian art and culture, the Directorate General of Post an Telecommunications has issued the "Indonesian Art and Culture" stamp series since 1992, featuring traditional dances from each province of Indonesia.

The issuance of the series continues this year. This time the provinces Aceh, Jakarta, South Kalimantan, and East Timor will have their turn and will be represented by the Rampai, Ngarojeng, Baksa Kembang, and Boi Tuka dances. Accompanying the stamps, a souvenir sheet and a first day cover are also released. The series is scheduled to continue next year with the dances from other provinces.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION :

A. STAMP
  • Design :
    • Baksa Kembang Dance of South Kalimantan
    • Ngarojeng Dance of Jakarta
    • Rampai Dance of Aceh
    • Boi Tuka Dance of East Timor
  • Date of issue : 27 December 1996.
  • Quantity : 1,000,000 sets
  • Paper : white unwatermarked
  • Gum : PVA
  • Printing process : combination of offset and Rotogravure
  • Size : 25.31 x 41.06 mm.
  • Perforation : 13.50 x 12.75.
  • Sheet composition : 50 (10x5).
 
B. FIRST DAY COVER
  • Quantity : 19,000 pcs
 
C. SOUVENIR SHEET
  • Design : Ngarojeng Dance of Jakarta
  • Quantity : 40,000 pcs