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Year of The Ram

4 February 2015

According to the calculation of the Chinese horoscope, 2015 is the Year of the Wooden Ram, Sheep, or Goat. The Year of 2015 will be nominated by the symbol of Wooden Ram, Sheep, or Goat which is relatively calmer and peaceful.

Accoeding to Chinese astrology, the ram, sheep, or goat is Yin energy, which is a symbol of peace, harmony between coexistence and peace. By doing so, settle down atmosphere will be the main basis for 2015. The fortune -telling for 2015 was also explained that the goat is a symbol of art. This is related to the maintenance period. Based on this definition, next year is a good time to help the healing process associated with past events.

Visualization of goat as a symbol in Chinese astrology can also be represented by a sheep or ram.

Priangan Ram

Priangan ram is a kind of ruminats which thick fur and banned dashing from Garut, West Java. Priangan ram is the best local sheep in Indonesia. Priangan ram kept as livestock in addition, alsobe used for artistic dexterity and contest, as posture upright and dashing. It makes Priangan has value of tens or even hundreds millions of rupiah.

Priangan ram (ovis aries) is a hybrid between the local sheep with capstaad sheep of South Africa, and the merino sheep from Australia. Capstaad  sheep has already been in Indonesia for a long time, while the merino sheep brought to Indonesia in the 19th century. crossbreeding of the three types of sheep produce supreme new varieties and finally called priangan ram.

Generally priangan ram has the following characteristics.

  • Has bigger body. The ram. weighing between 60-80 kg while ewes weighing 30-40 kg

  • Has bigger horn, arched back with the tip facing forward like a spiral. Left and right horn almost joint.

  • The ewes do not have horns

  • Has short and large tail.

  • Has large and sturdy neck

  • Has small and short ears and to be found at the base of the horn.

  • Has a long and silky fur. Mostly white, black, brown, or a combination of the three colors.

  • The meat almost fat-free and tastes very good.

 

Priangan ram, Domba Garut (source: http://2.bp.blogspot.com)

TECHNICAL DETAIL

STAMPS

 

Classification of Issuance

:

Special

Product Code

:

151001

Issue date

:

4 February 2015

Designs and Denominations

:

1/3 Priangan Ram, Rp 3.000,-

2/3 Ovis aries, Rp 3.000,-

3/3 vus aries, Rp 3.000,-

Size

:

41,06 mm x 25,31 mm

Perforations

:

12.75 x 13.50

Sheet Composition

:

24 pcs (6x4)

Price per Set

:

Rp 9.000,-

Colours

:

4 separation + 1 invisible ink

Paper

:

Tullis Russel

Gum

:

PVA

Printing Process

:

Offset

Printing Quantity

:

500.000 sets

Designer

:

Guruh Ramdani

Printer

:

Perum Peruri

MINISHEET

Product Code

:

151301

Price

:

Rp 18.000,-

Printing Quantity

:

40.000 sets

Designer

:

Guruh Ramdani

Printer : Perum PERURI

 

SOUVENIR SHEET - DIE CUT

Product Code

:

151401

Price

:

Rp 10.000,-

Printing Quantity

:

40.000 sets

Designer

:

Guruh Ramdani

Printer : Perum PERURI

 

FIRST DAY COVER (FDC)

Product Code

:

152101-1

Price

:

Rp 12.000,-

Printing Quantity

:

5.000 sets

Designer

:

Koeboe Sarawan

FIRST DAY COVER (FDC) WITH SS

Product Code

:

152101-2

Price

:

Rp 13.000,-

Printing Quantity

:

5.000 sets

Designer

:

Koeboe Sarawan

 

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