19 May 2016

Ramayan theme on Joint Stamp Issue of Thailand and Indonesia

To celebrate 66th anniversary of Diplomatic Relationship between Indonesia and Thailand, both the countries issued stamps on 5th May 2016 featuring common cultural Roots between them.  The Ramayana epic, the,ancient literature inherited from India,is chosen as the theme. In Thailand, the epic is known as "Ramkien", The main story of Khon performance, while Indonesia has adopted it for the shadow puppet show Wayang. The Thai stamp design is from Mural paintings of Emerald Buddha Temple,while Indonesian stamp illustrates the canvas paintings of Kamesan. Indonesia issued self adhesive stamps, a souvenir sheet and a hologram S/S.

- Leeza Padhi - Cuttack - email : leezapadhi@gmail.com

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