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Special 310 Silk Tapestry of National Palace Museum Postage Stamps

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Stamp SN D310
Stamp Name Special 310 Silk Tapestry of National Palace Museum Postage Stamps
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Birds, Flowers, Calligraphy & Paintings
Issue date 1992-10-09
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 36x51.5
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Courvoiser S.A., Switzerland
Creative Director
Sheet composition 5×5
Print color
Process Photogravure
Paper Photogravure stamp paper<br>
Perforation 12

  Silk tapestry is one of the most graceful products of ancient Chinese handicraft. Its technique is different from most other woven goods. In the making of most woven materials, the weft thread runs the entire width of the warp according to a fixed pattern to create the required design. In silk tapestry, however, the shuttle carries the colored weft thread back and forth across the warp only within the predetermined pattern until the design is completed.

  The two works, 〝Two Birds Perched on a Red Camellia Branch〞(Size: 23.4×20.5 cm) and 〝Two Birds Playing on a Peach Branch〞(Size: 23×21 cm) were chosen from the Album of Ming Dynasty Silk Tapestry Drawing on Life. Brightly colored and deftly woven, both tapestries create life-like scenes.

  A souvenir sheet(110×88 mm.) composed of the two stamps was issued on the same day.