Postal Stamp Image : BENGAL 0993 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 30/12/1980
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 1.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0993
Postal Stamp Name : BENGAL
Stamp Information : BRIDES OF INDIA A bride anywhere in the world signals joy. However, in India particularly she is welcomed as Saubhagyavati: "The fortunate one", the harbinger of auspiciousness into the home. The traditional bride fulfils the promise of her community and is in turn fulfilled by it. While she epitomises the cultural style of her community, the means by which she is decorated depend heavily on the skill of local vraft traditiona. For once the age-old art traditions. For once the age-old art of adornment walks hand-in-hand with a traditional socio-economic wisdom and the skills of generations of anonymous jewellers, weavers and other silent workmen. With Bengal, we are in the tropies: the bridal crest, a finely fretted ith tiara (of the kind that is further elaborated for pratimas of Durga). The bride's brocaded sari is traditionally Banarasi. The accent falls noticeably through graceful loops and arabesques from crest through curve of chain and pendant at hairline to the dedicate "creeper" painted in sandal-paste to emphasise the bhru-lata of her brows and recalling ritual alpana. With loops of fresh jasmine and rose about her neck, wrists, with gems at her throat and her ear-lobes shielded by disks of finely-wrought gold, hers is the delicate curvilinear style by which Bengal is known.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The stamp depicts brides in their traditional.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.55 X 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Diagonal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 20,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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