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Year of The Horse 2014

15 January 2014

Goodbye the Year of the Water Snake and welcome to the Year of the Wooden Horse. Chinese New Year 2014 falls on January 31, 2014, represented by symbols (Chinese zodiac) Horse. Accompanying element is wood. Horses symbolise hard work, self-contained and joy.

Horses in the middle of Indonesian

Horses have an important role for the development of human civilisation, as well as in Indonesia. In addition to transport, the horse is often used as objects in tarditional Indonesia art. One is the Kuda Lumping, an art of Javanese traditional dance that is played with a horse imitation as property. Horses are also uses as a means of traditional sports such as agility and compete at Horse racing Gayo. On the island of Sumbawa, horses bred for milk used.

Sumbawa Horse (Sandalwood Horse)

In the perspective of the people of Bima, Horse an integral part in th elife of society. Horse not only be viewed from both sides of their use as pets or transformation. But horses for people to touch the political, economic, social, cultural and religious aspect.

In Bima's philosophy of life, there are four imprtant pillars that must be done and be a live option attached as a pride, namely Wei Ma Taho (good wife), Uma Ma Taho (good house), Daha Ma Taho (good heirloom weapons), and Ma Taho (good horse). Horse is means of transport that dominates the lives of the people, it is absolutely necessary as a vehicle.

Sumbawa horse has a low posture, when compared to other race horse. High horseback between 130-142 cm. Many people used to pull horses, horse riding and even racehorse. It featureslocated on the feet and nails strong and big neck. It also has the special durability. Varying hair colors: black,white, red, dragem, the black maid (brownish black), belge, gray, or also striped.

Kuda Lumping

Kuda Lumping is a traditional Javanese dance featuring a group of soldiers on horseback. This dance uses a horse made of woven bamboo and resembles the shape of a horse. This horse matting decorated with colorful paint and fabric. Kuda Lumping dance usually only display the hussar scenes, but some performances will also be presenting possessed attraction, immunity, and magical powers, like eating glass and attractions immunity against flogging whip. Kuda lumping dance performances are part of reog. Although originally from Java, Indonesia, this dance is also inherited by the Java who settled in North Sumatra and in some areas outside Indonesia as in Malaysia.

Horse Racing Gayo

Known since the Dutch colonial era held to celebrate the harvest of agricultural products. Horse racing without using saddle ridden by young jockey generally under the age of 15 years. At first, they used a local gayo horse which has small size, but later racehorses taller as a result of a cross with horses from Australia.

Currently, the traditional horse race was organised to welcome the city's birthday and Independence day commemoration.

TECHNICAL DETAIL

STAMPS

Classification of Issuance

:

Special

Product Code

:

140102

Issue date

:

15 January 2014

Designs and Denominations

:

1/3 Sandalwood Pony, Rp 2.500,-

2/3 Kuda Lumping, Rp 2.500,-

3/3 Horse Racing Gayo, Rp 2.500,-

Size

:

25.31 mm x 41.06 mm

Perforations

:

12.75 x 13.50

Sheet Composition

:

24 pcs (4x6)

Price per Set

:

Rp 7.500,-

Colours

:

4 separation + 1 invisible ink

Paper

:

Tullis Russel

Gum

:

PVA

Printing Process

:

Offset

Printing Quantity

:

500.000 sets

Designer

:

Theofilus Roy & Koeboe Sarawan

Printer

:

Perum Peruri

Product Code

:

142102-2

Price

:

Rp 12.500,-

Printing Quantity

:

5.000 pcs

Designer

:

Tata Sugiarta

 

MINI SHEET

Product Code

:

141302

Price

:

Rp 15.000,-

Printing Quantity

:

40.000 sets

SOUVENIR SHEET

Product Code

:

141402

Price

:

Rp 10.000,-

Printing Quantity

:

30.000 sets

FIRST DAY COVER (FDC)

Product Code

:

142102-1

Price

:

Rp 10.000,-

Printing Quantity

:

5.000 pcs

Designer

:

Tata Sugiarta

FIRST DAY COVER (FDC) - SS

Product Code

:

142102-2

Price

:

Rp 12.500,-

Printing Quantity

:

5.000 pcs

Designer

:

Tata Sugiarta

STAMP PACK

Product Code

:

1430002

Price

:

Rp 35.000,-

Printing Quantity

:

6.000 pcs

 

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