Rural Indian Women

Complete set of 4 nos. of commemorative postage stamps on Rural Indian Women in Traditional Costumes :

1. Arunachal Pradesh Women in Traditional Costumes2. Gujrat Women in Traditional Costumes3. Ladakh Women in Traditional Costumes4. Kerala Women in Traditional Costumes

Issued by India

Issued on Oct 15, 1997

Issued for : The Department of Posts is pleased to issue a set of four stamps depicting Rural Indian Women.

Picture : While the choice has been difficult, the rural women depicted in these stamps are drawn from the north, south, east and west of India. The golden thread of Indian unity of culture and tradition is discernible in the rich diversity of dress, jewellery and ethnic purity of rural India, as depicted in

  • The traditional headgear of the rural women of Ladakh studded with semiprecious stones is unique in its typical craftsmanship. The women are hardy, generally engaged in household work & rearing of cattle.
  • Rural Women of Kerala boasting a high degree of literacy are tradition bound and they are engaged in the household work, agricultural operations, cottage industries and handicrafts. The stamp depicts a Kerala rural woman working in the paddy fields.
  • Rural Women of Arunachal Pradesh depict the rich ethnic culture of the North East. The rich and varied dress and jewellery are symbolic of the cultural traditions of that area.
  • The western region is represented by Gujarat. The colourful attire and jewellery are traditionally typical.

Credits : Department of Posts.

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Watermark : No

Colour : Multi Colour

Denomination : 200, 600, 1000 & 1100 Paise

Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Stamp Print Size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Imported un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper

Stamps Printed : 0.5 million each in sheets of 9 quarduplicate

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nasik

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