December 31, 2014

1386 CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE - A sandpainting postcard

Handmade postcards aren't among my favorites, but this one received from Brazzaville is an exception, especially that it comes from a country difficult to access and it was achieved by a special technique, namely sandpainting. Sandpainting (or drypainting) is the art of pouring colored sands, powdered pigments from minerals or crystals, and pigments from other natural or synthetic sources onto a surface to make a fixed, or unfixed sand painting. It is practiced by Native Americans in the Southwestern United States, by Tibetan and Buddhist monks, by Australian Aborigines, by Latin Americans on certain Christian holy days, but also by some modern artists worldwide.

About the stamp
The stamp is part of a series of Ornamental Plants, issued on 1996.

Sandpainting - Wikipedia

Sender: Jitendu D. Jueja
Sent from Brazzaville (Congo-Brayyaville), on 22.10.2014

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