Nov 3, 2011

Korea FDC on "50th Anniversary of Korea-Australia Diplomatic Ties"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia

South Korea

50th Anniversary of Korea-Australia Diplomatic Ties

Date of Issue : 28 October 2011

Stamp Design :
Traditional musical instruments of the two countries :

270 won (Right) : Didgeridoo of Australia
The Didgeridoo, a wind instrument, was created about 1,500 years ago by the aboriginal people in Northern Australia. It is made primarily from eucalyptus trees growing in Australia with its surface decorated with various patterns and wax being administered on the instrumental part where the player’s mouth is placed. The longer the instrument is, the lower the tone it produces. The most commonly used Didgeridoo is 1.2 meters long. Didgeridoo produces its sounds through the player’s breath and lip vibration.

270 won (Left) : Haegeum of Korea
Being a string-rubbing instrument, Haegeum produces its sound by rubbing the bow on two strings. On the bamboo-made resonance box, a long bamboo stick is attached and over this bamboo stick, two strings made of silk thread are tied. Resin is administered onto the bow made of horsehair, and the bow is put between the two strings. When the bow is rubbed against the strings, the sound is produced.

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