Title : POSTAGE STAMP FOR FOLKWAYS SERIES (6th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1556 
KPC#
C-1181 
MICHEL#
1580 
StanGib#
1859 
Scott#
1441b 
Date of Issue
02/25/1989 
Quantity
1,500,000 
Denomination
80 won 
Design
Talchum(Mask dance) 
Designer
Lee Hye-ok 
Image Area
26mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(4*5) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
Many of the precious cultural traditions that contain the soul and originality of our ancestors are fast disappearing from the scene of our modern life. This unfortunate side effect of the changing times, has caused all of the Koreans living today to make every possible effort to rediscover, inherit and develop them as a support of our national independence and orthodoxy. It is in this spirit that the Ministry of Communications is issuing "Folkways" postage stamps in series.

For the present issue, the 6th of the series, the "Mask Dance" has been chosen which is part of the immaterial assets of our culture. It is a dramatic revelation of the internal attitude of our forefathers toward the realities of their times. Scattered, roughly in the four region of Kyeonggi, Kyeongbuk-Kangwon, Hwanghae, and along the coast of Kyeognam, the Korean mask dance shows different features in different places, but the common idea is based on realism and social criticism, rather than on notional ways of thinking.