On March 26, 2010 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue a souvenir sheet “Slutsk sashes”.
Designers: Alexey Nikolayevski & Ivan Lukin. Printing: offset. Colour: multicoloured. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforation: comb 14: 141/4. There are 3 stamps in the souvenir sheet. Size of the stamps: 40x28 mm. Size of the souvenir sheet: 138,2x67 mm. Print quantity: 20.000 souvenir sheets.
There are elements of protection on the stamps.
Historical reference: Slutsk sashes are articles of Belarus manufactory weaving of the second half of 18th — the beginning of 19th centuries. They were called according to the place of origin — Slutsk town. There at the beginning of 1760-ies Prince M. K. Radziwill nicknamed “Rybonjka” (pet name of fish) organised the manufacture of sashes that were items of dress of magnates and gentry of Belarus, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine. Slutsk sashes comprised a 2 — to 4,5-meter-long strip of fabric covered with varied designs, around 40 cm wide. Luxurious sashes were made with silk, gold and silver. Depending on the sash’s width, it might be folded a number of ways so as to reveal various designs on various occasions. Slutsk sashes had two different colour patterns on each side.
From the second half of 19th century Slutsk sashes were collected as masterpieces of designed weaving.
Souvenir sheet No. 74
Iosif Zhagel. 18th century
Nesvizh. Slutsk gate
Slutsk sash. 18th century
A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the Main Post Office in Minsk on the souvenir sheet issuing day.
Colour of the postmark — black.
Special postmark and FDC designed by A. Nikolayevski & I. Lukin.
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