Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Carpets and Tapestries - Joint Issue by Turkey and Belgium

To strengthen the relationship of state and culture of both countries, Turkey and Belgium issued a joint stamp series, on June 22, 2005. Stamps issue describes the cultural products of both countries, carpets and tapestries.
Turkish Carpets

Turkish carpets (also known as Anatolian), whether hand knotted or flat woven, are among the most well known and established hand crafted art works in the world.The majority of them represent geometric and stylized forms that are similar or identical to other historical and contemporary designs.
Belgian tapestry

Belgian tapestries are known for their exceptional quality of design and presentation, from their centuries of mastery of the craft of tapestry making. Being the center of European tapestry production in the 17th century, they have carried these qualities into their making of modern tapestries to this day.

Though used principally by the noblemen and the royal court to adorn royal abodes, tapestries from the medieval period depict a remarkable range of life and events in the Middle Ages.

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