Wednesday, November 07, 2007
China Post launched its first set of quasi-rice-paper calligraphy stamps, according to the China.org website.
The six stamp set is also the third series of Chinese calligraphy stamps that China Post has issued so far.
Instead of using commonly-used postage stamp paper, the six stamps are made of imitation rice paper, and printed with relief techniques, giving a strong sense of three-dimensional effect in the ancient Chinese calligraphy works they carry on them.
What makes the stamp set unique is it includes one of the best calligraphy works of Zhong Yao (151-230). Zhong Yao has also been known as "the father of Chinese regular script calligraphy".
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