Russia. Ceramic tiles

05 Aug., 2015, press release

On August 4, 2015 Russian post issued four stamps "Tiles" which belong to the “Decorative arts” series. The original ceramic tiles from the villages of Abramtsevo (XIX-XX cent.), Moscow Region’s Turygino (XXI century), Yaroslavl (XVII-XVIII centuries) and Moscow (XIX-XX centuries) are illustrated there.

Ceramic (clay) tiles have special rectangular shape, designed for walls, stoves, fireplaces, building facades, etc. Ceramic tiles were used in Moscow, Yaroslavl, Nizhny Novgorod, Vladimir and other Russian cities starting from the first half of the XVII century for facades and especially for the decoration of the interiors of monasteries and church buildings. Production of tiles was a complicated process in which carvers, potters and bricklayers were involved.







 Type of issue: four triangular stamps on one sheet

Stamp size: 50x50x70 ΠΌΠΌ

Sheet Size: 80 x 80 mm

Circulation unit: 200 000 ex. of each stamp (50 000 sheets of each theme)


First Day Cover was on 4th of august 2015



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