Title: Korea-Singapore Joint Issue (Traditional Wedding Costume) 
Stamp Serial#
2559 
KPC#
C-1995 
Scott#
2250b ssm 
Date of Issue
03/30/2007 
Quantity
300,000 
Denomination
250 won 
Design
Indian wedding costumes 
Original Painting
Yun Yeo-whan 
Designer
Kim So-jeong 
Image Area
27mm x 37mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 x 4
(eight stamps setenant) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked 
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, five colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
Korea, with 5,000 years of distinctive history and culture and Singapore, a globalized country of the 21st century, issue a joint stamp featuring traditional wedding costume a subject that is both meaningful and beautiful.

The stamp also shows the traditional wedding costumes of the four main ethnic races of Singapore, a multiracial nation - the Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian. The Chinese wedding costumes feature the "lucky" color: red. Brides traditionally wear clothing embroidered with golden phoenixes, peonies and chrysanthemums; flowers symbolizing wealth and good fortune. The groom's outfit is a black silk coat worn over a robe of dark blue. Malay wedding costumes show a regal touch. Considered royalty for the day, the couple's attire is elaborate and glittery, adorned with abundant wedding jewellery. Indian wedding costumes also feature red in all hues as the color of happiness and prosperity. Especially in Tamil weddings, the bride wears red and gold at the main ceremony. The bridegroom usually wears white. His shirt is embroidered with golden threads and worn over white pants or skirts. The Eurasian wedding costumes reflect the mix of two cultures: European and Asian. Their wedding attire primarily comprises white representing purity and the bride carries a bouquet of flowers at the ceremony.

The stamp was designed by Professor Yun Yeo-Whan of Chungnam National University with Korea's traditional wedding costumes researched from the historical viewpoint by Professor Park Sung-Sil of Dankook University.