Title : Postage Stamps of Korean Folk Dance Series (1st Issue) 
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Stamp Serial#
935 
KPC#
C-640 
MICHEL#
962 
StanGib#
1156 
Scott#
932 
Date of Issue
02/20/1975 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
salpuli 
Designer
Chun, Hee Han 
Image Area
36mmí┐23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
10í┐5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing &Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications is issuing these two Stamps as the first part of a series of 10 Postage Stamps designed to introduce Korean dances at home and abroad. The series will continue through 1975.

Salphuli
Salphuli, the name of this dance, implies a indigenous religious adjuration intended to thwart disaster and invite bliss by expelling evil spirits. This dance is performed to the rhythm of that part of a shamanistic music which represents Salpuli. For its exquisite movement and beautiful gesture, it is regarded as one of the most artistic Korean folk dances.

Mudang-chum
Developed out of shaman rites, this is a choreographic rendition of a sorceress performing a romping ritual dance in a trance, complete with sorcery equipment. This dance dates back to the time of the three kingdoms: Shilla, Peakje and Koguyo. It is presumed, however, that the present version of this dance has been handed down since the middle part of the Yi dynasty period. The performer holds a ritual fan in her right hand and a bell in her left as she dances vivaciously. The fan and the bell, which are shakin impulsively, are meant to induce a god of good will.