Europa 2015 - Old Toys SI

Europa 2015 - Old Toys

This year’s two EUROPA stamps were created by the artist Bolatta Silis-Hoegh. This is now the fifth time that this young and very versatile artist has created designs for Greenlandic stamps.

Old game as a game of the presence

By Bolatta Silis-Høegh

‘Pulaartut’ is a mind game and still today one of the most famous string games in Greenland. One figure has to visit the other without the string being untied. 

A challenge, both today and in previous times. De- spite this concept being centuries old, ‘Pulaartut’ is still produced in Greenland. 

It is nice to see that children still play the same games as in times past. Only the material has changed.
The wodden figures are

painted in the colours seen in the West Greenlandic National Costume and were made in the 1950’s. 

Technical Details

Issue Date: 13.05.2015
Designer: Bolatta Silis-H√łegh
Illustrator: Lowe-Martin Group
Process: Offset
Colours: 4 Colours
Size: 40.00 x 28.80 mm
Values: DKK 12.50, 14.00