New Stamps from Kyrgyzstan

Flora of Kyrgyzstan

kyrgyzstan flora stampsThe KEP series consists of four stamps and one souvenir sheet and represents the most famous flowers of Kyrgyzstan, typical for various climate zones of the country.

Orchid Iris (Iris orchioides) — a perennial herbaceous plant, known since the ancient times and valued for its beauty and floral scent.

Edelweiss (Leontopodium ochroleucum) — a herbaceous plant, located in the mountainous regions of Kyrgyzstan. Because of its beauty and amazing ability to survive in extreme conditions, the flower of Edelweiss is considered to be one of the symbols of mountains.

Turkestan Primula (Primula turkestanica) — a beautifully blooming herbaceous plant, whose flowers appear in early Spring, which gives this plant its name. Primula survives quite well in rocky and mountainous areas, typical for our coun

 Greig’s Tulip (Tulipa greigii) — one of the most spectacular species of tulips. It blooms at the beginning of April and attracts not only with the beauty of its flowers, but also with its impressive leaves.

Common Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) — an annual herbaceous plant, whose big bright red flowers with tender and fragrant petals adorn the Kyrgyz valleys in Summer.

Issue Date: 29.07.2016 Designer: Aliona Cojocari Illustrator: Oleg Cojocari Printer: Nova Imprim Process: Offset Lithography Size: 46 x 27.5 mm Values: 50, 50, 100, 100

Traditional Kyrgyz Hunting: Taigans

kyrgyzstan hunting dogs stampsTaigans represent a breed of universal hunting dogs, typical for mountainous areas, that are truly a national pride of Kyrgyz people. Since the ancient times, the taigan puppy was considered the best present a family could get, because it embodied a friend, a defender and a breadwinner. In the “Epic of Manas”, which is the traditional epic poem of the Kyrgyz people, this breed is repeatedly mentioned. For example, the episode that tells a story of how the legendary bogatyr is preparing for a long campaign and finds a devoted friend and companion – a hound dog named Kumayik, whose name has become a traditional one for white taigans, symbolising hunting skills and courage.

Issue Date: 28.07.2016 Designer: Vladimir Melnic Printer: Nova Imprim Process: Offset Lithography Size: 68 x 34 mm Values: 50, 100, 150 KGS

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