Thanjavur or Tanjore is a historic temple town in Tamil Nadu rich for its cultural Heritage. Thanjavur Doll or “Thanjavur Thalai-Atti-Bommai” is atype of traditional Indian Bobble -Head or Roly-Poly toy made of terracota material.Its Centre of Gravity and total weight is concentrated at its bottom most central core all the the time so as to present a dance like continuous movement with slow damping oscillations. Hence it comes back to its normal seating position automatically after being tilted anyway.This doll has secured Geographical indication in the year 2007
A Special cover on Thanjavur Dolls was issued on 03 Sep 2015 during Thanjaipex 2015.
Portugal – Turkey Joint Issue of stamps 2009 – Porcelain Ceramics
Portugal issued a set of two stamps as Joint Issue Stamps between Portugal & Turkey .The Stamps are devoted to old earthenware and ceramics, with blue ornaments characteristics of two countries. The issue coincided with the Visit of Caraco Silva ,President of Portugal to Turkey from 11-15 May 2009 and stamps were issued on 12 May 2009.
One stamp features a Portuguese Ceramic Vase(17th Century) part of the collections on National Museum Machado de Castro ,one of the most important art museums of Portugal located since 1913 in the former Bishop’s Palace in Coimbra.
The second stamp features the Iznik Faience’s Mosque lamp (16th Century) exhibited at Istanbul Archaeological Museum.