Title : Postage Stamps of Folk Painting, Series(1st Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1165 
KPC#
C-848 
MICHEL#
1190 
StanGib#
1424 
Scott#
1204 
Date of Issue
03/10/1980 
Quantity
6,000,000 
Denomination
60 won 
Design
Magpie and Tiger 
Designer
Kim Jae-min 
Image Area
33mm*49mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż2 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
Folk paintings are part of folk art in which the aesthetic consciousness and sentiment and emotion of a people are visually expressed.

The Ministry of Communications has selected nine out of the many Korean folk paintings in order to issue them as postage stamps. This is to help understand, from the aesthetic side, the popular emotion that has been long dominant in the Korean hearts. By this, the Ministry of Communications also hopes to bring people both at home and abroad in contact with our cultural and artistic uniqueness.

The selections will be issued in series and the following two are the first series:
1. Lotus.
This picture, painted on a folding screen, depicts a lotus pond with fullblown lotus blossoms. A lotus pond was part of the typical home garden during the Yi Dynasty. Though it well expresses the Korean sentiment, the lotus-pond picture gradually became smaller in its scale until it was reduced in the late Yi Dynasty to occupy only a panel of the "Flower and Bird" folding screen.

2. Magpie and Tiger.
During the Yi Dynasty, magpie and tiger were believed to be animals symbolic of exorcizing evil spirits and fending off disasters and diseases. Thus, people came to hang a "Magpie and Tiger" picture on a wall on New Year's Day. The "Magpie and Tiger" painting, which has a time-honored tradition, depicts a crouching tiger and a magpie on a tree branch giving a divine message.