Postal Stamp Image : KHLAMNGAM NAGA 1007 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 30/05/1981
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 1.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1007
Postal Stamp Name : KHLAMNGAM NAGA
Stamp Information : Indian civilization is a mosaic of many cultures within which the tribal cultures have great significance especially in the context of modern man?s search for his roots. According to Census reports about 6.97% of the population of India are tribals. The numerical strength of tribes vary from about two dozen (Andamanese) to more than 5 million (Bhils). The racial types are protoaustraloid, mongoloid, negrito stocks with contributions of palaealpine, nordic, mediterranean and negroid. Their language belong to all the major language families , though Austric, Dravidian and Tibeto-Chinese predominate. Traditionally the tribals live on agriculture, forestry and animal husbandry. However, most tribal societies are rapidly adjusting themselves to the changing milieu. KHIAMNGAN NAGA The Naga tribes dwell in the hilly tract on the eastern frontier of India. Tuensang District, the home of the khiamngan Nagas lies on the extreme fringe of this hilly region. They live on hill-tops, often two or more exogamous clans jointly govern villages. They practice jhum (shifting) cultivation; Mia and Tsokum, their traditional festivals, mark the sowing and harvesting seasons. Daos (swords) and spear-heads used by the Khiamngan Nagas reveal a high level of craftsmanship. Basketry is an important industry. Beautiful shawls, bright blue with red squares, embroidered in dog?s hair is their speciality. They are pictures-que in their apparel, and adorn themselves with ornaments during ceremonial dancing. (Consultant for text : B. K. Roy Burman)
Philatelic Stamp Description : The photographs featured on the stamp is Khimngan Naga warrior by Kikrumielie angami (Nagaland Government). First Day cover was designed by Sumhinder Singh and the cancellation by Charanjit Lal.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 4.06 X 2.75 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.70 X 2.4 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 40
Stamp Perforations : 14,1/2x14
Postal Stamp Shape : Vertical
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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