this stamp is issued in mini-sheets of 10 stamps
Saturday, August 27
Friday, August 26
both stamps are also issued in a booklet of 12 self-adhesive stamps (6x each stamp)
Aka Høegh, one of Greenland’s most significant living artists, says about her two stamps :
- “The first stamp symbolises Inuit narratives in a broader sense. I have drawn two mask-like faces to represent that our stories are told and passed on. The book is open to let the stories come out. In creating the design, I cut from an old history book with old orthography, as a form of talking flower that grows.
- The second stamp depicts a myth about the children between the willow twigs. After Earth came into being, humans appeared. It is said that the little children came forth out of the earth between the willow bushes, covered in willow leaves. Then they lay there with their
eyes closed, between the bushes, squirming. Then the children crawled around and ate of willow twigs and of the soil. This is an Inuit narrative of the genesis of man.”