The first postage stamp depicts the Armenian dance “Hov Arek” staged on the basis of lyrical folk song (“Hov arek sarer jan” which means “Dear mountains send me a breeze”) from the collection of the famous Armenian musicologist, composer and priest Komitas. The dance is performed by women, which make the dance look very graceful and delicate.
The second postage stamp depicts the Indian dance “Manipuri”, which is one of the major Indian classical dance forms. It is originated in Manipur, a far eastern state of India. The traditional Manipuri dance style embodies delicate, lyrical and graceful movements.
Date of issue: 29 August 2018, Designers: Vahagn Mkrtchyan (“Hov Arek” dance) Suresh Kumar (“Manipuri” dance), Printing house: Cartor France, Size: 40 x 30 mm, Print run: 40 000 pcs x 2.