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17th World Lace Congress

17th World Lace Congress

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Datum izida:5/26/2016 10:00:00 PM
Oblikovanje:Matjaž Učakar
Motiv:Lace
Tisk:Agencija za komercijalnu djelatnost d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia
Izvedba:4-colour offset in sheets of 25 stamps
Papir:Tullis Russell Chancellor Litho PVA RMS GUM, 102 g/m2
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Zobčanje:Comb 14 : 14
Ilustracija:Matjaž Učakar
Fotografija:Tomaž Benedičič, Matjaž Učakar
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17th World Lace Congress

<p>In June 2016 Slovenia will host the 17th World Lace Congress<br>of the International Bobbin and Needle Lace Organisation<br>(OIDFA), which brings together more than 2300 members<br>from 37 different countries. The World Lace Congress is the<br>biggest and most important lacemaking event in the world.</p><p><br>Pošta Slovenije will mark this important event with a special<br>postage stamp, a first-day cover and a first-day postmark.<br>The stamp features a piece of lace of a rich floral/fruit<br>design typical of the early twentieth century. The pattern<br>was drawn by the Slovene painter Saša Šantel for the State<br>Central Institute for Women’s Handicrafts in Ljubljana. The<br>lace was made by the expert lacemaker Iva Sobočan of Žiri.<br>The stamp shows half a piece of lace, but by putting two<br>stamps together the complete design is revealed. This is<br>the first Slovene stamp to be made using the tete-beche<br>(head-to-tail) technique. The first-day postmark shows a pair<br>of bobbins and a needle – the tools the lacemakers use to<br>make, respectively, bobbin lace and needle lace. The firstday<br>cover shows bobbin lace making, the most common<br>method of lacemaking in Slovenia.</p><p><br>Slovenia has a rich lacemaking history dating back to the<br>seventeenth century. Lacemaking is today one of the most<br>widespread crafts in Slovenia, practised by 109 societies<br>and clubs in 84 locations across the country. The special<br>Congress stamp also honours Slovene lacemaking.</p><p><br>The campaign “On the trail of lace in Slovenia” will see<br>the Slovenian Philatelic Association (FZS) take part in<br>the Congress together with various clubs and societies<br>and prepare philatelic exhibitions alongside the lace<br>exhibitions, create special postmarks and organise the<br>delivery of post along the route of the five-day tour of<br>Slovenia that follows the Congress.</p><p>&#160;</p><p><br>Afrodita Hebar Kljun<br>President of the Congress Organising Committee</p>