Sunday, January 31, 2016

Palau (1991)

Date of issue: July 9th, 1991
Name of issue: 10th Anniversary of the Republic of Palau
Number of arachnid related stamps in issue: 2/9

The symbol of the spider recalls the story of the famous spider god who taught Palauan women natural childbirth, ending the tradition of cutting open the mother's abdomen to extract the child from the womb.

Michel #: 478
order: Araneae
category: Art & Folklore

Michel #: 481
order: Araneae
category: Art & Folklore

Other stamps of this series:

 Souvenir sheets:

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