28 July 2017

Stamp on Origami

Date of issue : 17 July 2017

Correos has managed to make the first stamp in the world of origami with the shape of the bird painted or bow tie in Spain.

Origami is defined as the art of creating paper figures without cutting or using glue, only folding a square of paper.The paper figures resulting from the folding may be of various shapes such as flowers, animals, objects, even faces or architectural elements.

The origin of the Origami is dated in China in the first or second century AD, arrived in Japan in the sixth century AD, where it is integrated into Japanese culture and begins its development and subsequent rise. In the beginning, in the latter country, it was an art that only the nobility could enjoy because of the high price of paper.

In the West the paper is discovered when being brought in the caravans of the silk route and it spreads quickly by its smaller cost and easy manipulated.

Even so, we can consider that the two great cradles of origami (in the West) and origami (in the West) were Spain and Japan. In both countries two classic figures of great tradition were developed: the crane in Japan and the bow tie in Spain.

The selection of the bow tie as the first postage stamp of origami is because it is a very interesting figure for two fundamental reasons: it is a classic figure and absolutely recognizable throughout the world as an element of origami and on the other hand the bow tie relates With the pigeon messenger, which in turn is part of the origin and activity of the mail in the world.

The seal is based on the square base well known by all fans for its simplicity and versatility. In the block sheet are described the steps to follow to get the bow tie by folding the seal by the lines that have marked. In addition the seal incorporates Augmented Reality to download a tutorial of how to mount the bow tie.

Both the unopened seal and the folded seal in the form of a bow tie can be used as seals to place on a letter and be sent to your destination.

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