Date of Issue : 27 September 2014
Brazil Post is to issue a set of two stamps recognizing the importance of the Kalungas. The Brazilian Post pays homage to the main cultural aspects of the community, as well as the municipality of Cavalcante, known for its natural beauty and tourist importance. The issue is to be released on the 27th of September.
The first stamp focuses on the Waterfall of Santa Barbara, ecological/tourist spot of the region of Cavalcante, and the second – on a group representing the Kalunga community. The couple is dancing to Sussa, a traditional dance born from African traditions. In the middle, a man is playing the viola and, next to him, an elderly woman embraces a child.
The scene is surrounded by flowers that adorn the waterfall and the community, representing the local culture, where feasts, colors and flowers have a social role of fraternization, joy and traditions conservation. The technique used was computer graphics and photography.
The gold of Jalapao
Date of Issue : 12 September 2014
Brazil Post issued a new series of stamps dedicated to the golden grass. Its main characteristics are durability, its unique beauty color, which resembles gold, and its smooth and soft texture. Its straw is used in the manufacture of handmade products, such as bracelets, earrings, key chains, bags, belts, parts of decoration, among others products. The issue was released and put into circulation on the 12th of September.
The first stamp allusive to the issue Golden grass – The gold of Jalapao shows the Map of the State of Tocantins, in which the region of the Jalapao is highlighted. The thatch of the grass around the Map symbolizes the abundance of this raw material. In the second stamp, a woman, wearing a handkerchief on her head, at the harvesting, references the cautious way in which this activity is carried out.
The third stamp is in skillful hands making a table mat, showing the golden grass handicraft. The fourth stamp presents, at the bottom, the Brazilian flag, indicating the golden grass is a natural Brazilian wealth, with potential to produce beautiful high standard crafts, which, in addition to contributing to the economic development of the State, also reinforce the creativity of the Brazilians.