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Wuhu Iron Painting in Zodiac-Themed Stamps

Pub Date: 14-12-29 14:35 Source: www.cnanhui.org

Stamps with the Chinese zodiac goat in the form of traditional iron painting is slated to be released on Jan 5, 2015, said the Museum of Wuhu on Dec 25.

The museum spokesman said at a press briefing it is the first time that zodiac-themed stamps have displayed the art of Wuhu Iron Painting, dating back to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC- AD 24) and inscribed on the Chinese intangible cultural heritage list in 2006.

Under the Chinese zodiac system, 2015 will be the Year of Goat, the eighth in the order of the 12 zodiac animals.

The stamps are designed by Wu Guanying, professor with the Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University. China began to launch zodiac-themed stamps in 1980.

Editor: Rita

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