Wednesday, July 23, 2014

AdMail from New Zealand Post

I get ad mail from New Zealand Post a few times a years: colourful brochures advertising new stamp releases. Sometimes the envelope they come in has an actual stamp on it.

This stamps is from the Matariki 2014 series. Matariki is the Māori New Year. On this stamp, Ranginui and Papatuanuku are depicted in a painting by Pauline Kahurangi Yearbury. Rangi and Papa as they are known are the birth parents in the Māori creation myth. The sky father and the earth mother are always depicted in a tight embrace.

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