Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sunday Stamps #20

In which the theme is folk culture or handcrafts from your nation, or any nation.  Interpret this one widely, followers.
The stamps below do not represent my culture but a craft of the Navajo, a native American tribe in the USA.


According to Wikipedia:
"Navajo rugs and blankets (Navajo: diyogí) are textiles produced by Navajo people of the Four Corners area of the United States. Navajo textiles are highly regarded and have been sought after as trade items for over 150 years. Commercial production of handwoven blankets and rugs has been an important element of the Navajo economy....Navajo textiles were originally utilitarian blankets for use as cloaks, dresses, saddle blankets, and similar purposes. Toward the end of the 19th century, weavers began to make rugs for tourism and export. Typical Navajo textiles have strong geometric patterns."

I love stamps like this and hope to see more this weekend from you.  Folk culture handcrafts could include rugs, embroidery, other textiles, costumes, pottery, wood carvings, paper crafts, food, or other things. Remember, interpret this theme widely!

The linky list will be open until Sunday midnight eastern USA time.

Theme next week: It's Memorial Day in the USA.  Let's share people honored by a stamp for any reason (historical, politician, writer, artist, educator, Nobel prize winner, anything), and you are happy that they are featured on this stamp. Tell us about this person.

Viridian

9 comments:

Postcard Perfect said...

I'm also featuring something from Navajo. :)

Postcardy said...

I like the patterns on the stamps. I like collecting postcards of the Navajos weaving rugs.

Bob Scotney said...

The Navajo patterns are superb. I'm glad that stamps like these commemorate such work and the peoples who made them.

Joy said...

Practical items made beautiful. I wonder if the patterns have names.

Sreisaat said...

Beautiful and unique. I know each tribe of the Native Americans have their own distinct designs for such. Great that this example of folk arts is being honored everywhere in the world.

Postcards Crossing

Lisa B said...

Wonderful stamps, I really like these geometric designs, such beautiful work.

PaperSponge.com said...

Beautiful stamps everyone! I tried to join in, but I just couldn't find one that fit the theme. I'll be back next week! Great job everyone!

Ana said...

Macedonia has very similar textile designs...some featured on stamps too...but I chose something a bit different for today :)

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I love those rich reds and browns! I have a Mexican rug which has similar colours but a different design.

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