Pulaartut on new stamps
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Tradition and modernity meet on TELE-POST’s eight new stamps
Two of the eight stamps that TELE-POST issues on 13th May 2015 show the traditional Greenlandic string game pulaartut. On one stamp the traditional version of the game can be seen with the figures of a man and a woman. The artist Bolatta Silis-Høegh who took the photograph depicted on the stamp says: "It is nice to see that children still play the same games as in times past".
Pulaartut is a mind game and still today one of the most famous string games in Greenland. One figure has to visit the other without the string being untied. A challenge, both today and in previous times.
The other new stamp, which also shows the string game pulaartut shows Julie Hardenberg's reinterpretation of the same game. On her stamp, two female and two male figures are depicted side by side. The theme of this stamp is Gaypride. "As a theme for the stamp I have chosen the Greenland Toys pulaartut, because it demonstrates that you also need your mind to be successful in love" says Julie.
The organizer of Nuuk Gaypride, Nuka Bisgaard says: "Many stones have been removed from the road in order for us to reach the communities that we have in Greenland today – a society which also includes an LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) environment ".
Other stamps issued today show aircraft from the former Grønlandsfly, from SAS and from the Canadian First Air. Finally, two new denominations of the Definitive Stamps Series bearing Her Majesty the Queen’s portrait are issued today. All the latter stamps were designed and engraved by the Norwegian artist Martin Mörck.
Read more about the new stamps in POST Greenland Collector magazine Greenland Collector, which can be downloaded in PDF format on www.stamps.gl.
For further information, please contact the Philatelic Manager Allan Pertti Frandsen, mobile phone +299 59 87 55 or firstname.lastname@example.org.