Stamps featuring the Clothing and Power in 19th Century Philippines

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a set of topical stamps featuring clothing of Christian lowland and indigenous peoples of the Philippines during the 19th century.

The images selected for the stamps are from the exhibition, SHEER REALITIES: CLOTHING & POWER IN 19TH CENTURY PHILIPPINES which will open on November 21, 2000 at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila. This important exhibition of well-crafted clothing, jewelry, paintings, accouterments and sculptures is a critical exploration of the dimensions of the Philippine nationalist movement as it developed in the 19th century. Sheer Realities is organized by the Asia Society–New York, Asia Society–Manila, Philippine National Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Manila; curated by Marian Pastor Roces. The exhibition will run until January 2001.

Kind of Issue: Topical
Denomination and Quantity: P5.00 – – – – – 200,000 (4 designs)
Souvenir Sheet: P20.00 – – – – – 10,000
Date of Issue: November 15, 2000
Last Day of Issue: May 15, 2001 (as stock allows)
Sheet Composition: 16 on (4 x 4)
Size of Stamp: 30mm x 40mm & 40mm x 30mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer: Metropolitan Museum of Manila
(Slides for reproduction provided by
Asia Society-New York and Bookmark, Inc.)
Layout Artist: Alfonso V. Divina
Graphic Artist: Edgar P. Patricio

T'BOLI T'NALAK ABACA CLOTH; South Cotabato. Distinctively T'boli, this tubular garment is woven using abaca fiber that has been burnished and tiedyed. Geometric patterns result from woven maroon and flesh-colored fibers. Read more.

 

Stamps, Souvenir Sheets and Otticial First Day Covers will be available starting 15 November 2000 at the Philatelic Division,Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

 

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