Artworks In The National Collection
One stamp features a lady wearing the ‘ghonnella’ – a traditional headdress unique to Malta and Gozo. Made of silk or cotton, it was usually dark in colour and covered the frame but not the face of the wearer. Its use petered out in the 1950’s. The next stamp features the annual procession of Corpus Christi as it snakes past the façade of St. John’s co-Cathedral in Valletta. Sombre in intent yet festive in spirit, the artist successfully captures a moment in time. Painted in 1927, it illustrates to perfection Caruana Dingli’s style.
Issue Date:08.06.2020 Designer:Edward Caruana Dingli – Courtesy of Heritage Malta Process:Offset Size:Sheet size – 115mm x 182mm Stamp size – 31mm x 44mm