Title : Special Postage Stamps for 5000 Years of Korean Art Series (1st Issue) 
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Stamp Serial#
1124 
KPC#
C-818 
MICHEL#
1154 
StanGib#
1356 
Scott#
1166 
Date of Issue
04/01/1979 
Quantity
5,000,000 
Denomination
60Won 
Design
Women on Dano Day by Sin Yun-bok 
Designer
Park, Yeo Song 
Image Area
49mmí┐33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
2í┐5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Goverment Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of Korea 
Description
An exhibition of 354 artistic masterpieces representing "5000 years of Korean art" is to be held in seven major cities of the United States from May 1 this year through the end of June 1981. In commemorations of this significant event, the Ministry of Communications is issuing a total of 30 kinds of special postage stamps on six occasions during the exhibition period - 5 kinds of stamps each time - in order to give a fresh image of Korea with abundant cultural inheritance, at the same time showing iff the excellent quality of our traditional culture to the entire world. Degigns to be used as the themes of those special stamps are to be selected from among the entires to the overseas exhibition.

The five following art works have been chosen as the themes for the first of the series:
1. Women on Dano Day (by Shin Yun-bok).
Shin Yun-bok(1758 - ?), along with Kim Hong-do, was one of the twin stars of Korean genre painting in the late Yi Dynasty epriod. In "Women on Dano Day"; album leaf, ink and color in the paper; 28.3cm by 35.2cm; women are depicted as enjoying the holiday falling in the fifth day of the fifth month by the lunar calendar. It was a custom that Korea women washed their hair and played on a swing on Dano Day. In this painting women are shown happily following the custom. A group of half-naked women wash their hair by the shadowy stream, without noticing peeping eyes of the two amused boy-monks behind the rocky hills. Another group of women, already finished washing hair, now either merrily arrange their hair or get on a swing. The free, pleasant, and gay atmosphere prevails in this painting, now preserved at Kansing Museum of Fine Arts in Seoul.