Jan 30, 2009

China FDC on "Zhangzhou New Year Woodprints"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


Zhangzhou New Year Woodprints

Date of Issue : 18 Jan 2009

4-1: Lion Holding in Mouth a Sword
4-2: The Coming Flood of Wealth
4-3: Goddess Sending Children
4-4: Rat Marrying off Its Daughter

The Zhangzhou New Year Woodprints, originated in Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, emerged during the Song Dynasty (960-1279), developed during the Ming (1368-1644), and reached its zenith during the Qing (1644-1911). It adopts xylograph printing techniques and is mostly devoted to the subjects of welcoming a new year, bringing bless, exorcising evil spirits, and opera stories

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