Welcome the New Year with a bang with this 26-3/4" x 18-inch giclee print of the 2013 Year of the Snake Forever® stamp, featuring a bundle of firecrackers colored red for luck. Firecrackers are traditionally used to scare off evil spirits and welcome this time of renewed hope for the future.
The Year of the Snake stamp is sixth of twelve stamps in the Celebrating Lunar New Year Series, which began in 2008 and continues through 2019 with consecutive stamp issues celebrating the Year of the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Boar. The Year of the Snake begins on February 10, 2013, and ends on January 30, 2014.
Combining original artwork by Kam Mak with two elements from the previous series of Lunar New Year stamps—Clarence Lee's intricate paper-cut design of a snake and the Chinese character for “Snake,” drawn in grass-style calligraphy by Lau Bun—art director Ethel Kessler has created a culturally rich stamp design that celebrates the diversity of the American experience.
Giclee (from the French word for “spray”) is a method used to create high-quality art prints with a special type of computer printer that delivers a fine stream of ink. Using this method results in a vivid, pure color with exceptional detail that is suitable for museum or gallery display. This beautiful stamp image is made using high-quality, pigment-based archival inks that will last a lifetime. The ink is printed on a light-weight, smooth matte surface that is made from cotton fibers and is 100% acid-free. After the printing has completed, each print is hand-trimmed to the specified size.
Made in the USA.
SKUs featured on this page: 842557
26-3/4 in x 18 in Giclée
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