The Splendour of India – Sheetlet India 2017.
In 2017 India Post brought out 12 beautiful stamps to reflect the glory and magnificence of Indian Cultural & Heritage. All stamps were issued in Rs 25 denomination. These stamps were New Year Greeting Stamps. The designs on stamps are
Ganesh Pol – It is a strategically important entry for the Amber Fort near Jaipur in Amer. It is a fusion of Mughal and Rajput Architecture.
Pashmina -It is the highest grade Cashmere Wool.the stamp features a handspun Pashmina shawl woven in Kashmir with exquisite embroidery.
Chhau Mask -Chhau is a major classical Indian Dance mainly performed during festivals in the Indian States of Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha. It is found in three styles -Purulia Chhau in West Bengal, Seraikella Chhau of Jharkhand & Mayurbhanj Chhau of Odisha. The Purulia and Seraikella Chhau use masks. Each mask represents a character of the epic.
Bodhi tree – It is sandstone relief structure in Sanchi Stupa complex of Madhya Pradesh state in India. Buddha attained enlightenment under this tree.
Sarota – It is a scissor-like cutter made of metal & traditionally used to cut Areca nut into small pieces. Sarota is a beautiful Object d’art.
Peacock Gate One of the four inner courtyard gates of Chandra Mahal in City Palace Jaipur in Rajasthan. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
Chaitya Hall -These beautiful columns dating back to Ist Century BC are covered in carvings depicting life and work of Buddha. It is located in Karle, Maharashtra and is among the largest rock-cut Chaityas in India.
Thanjavur Paintings – These are panel paintings done on wooden planks with vibrant colours and embellishments of Gems, glass pieces and precious stones with gold foiling add to their appeal. They are from Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu.
Blue Pottery – Traditional Craft of Jaipur. It is named so due to predominant use of blue glaze painting technique.
Stained Glass – It shows the stained glass work of 16th Century at Bagore-Ki – Haveli in Udaipur Rajasthan.
Peitra Dura – It is a decorative art form which involved inlay technique of using cut and fitted polished precious stones to create images. It is a Persian art form and stamp features a table top in Peitra Dura on black marble.
Zardozi – The Zardozi carpets from Agra in UP involves Zardozi embroidery which is metal embroidery using gold and silver threads and studded with pearls and precious stones.
India Post released a variety of Items on these stamps. A Mixed sheetlet in a presentation pack is listed.