Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Slania in Aland

Aland or Aland Islands is an autonomous region of Finland. It ... "consists of an archipelago lying at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea." (Wikipedia extract) For more info on Aland, click HERE


In 1994 Czeslaw Slania engraved a set of three stamps for Aland, exploring Aland in the Stone Age. It is the simplicity of their design which I find the most striking. Let's take a look and you can judge for yourself.

The first stamp in the set depicts Stone Age pottery from the region.


The second stamp in the set depicts an example of the type of housing found in the region during this period.


The final stamp in the set gives an an insight into some of the stone tools utilised by the inhabitants of the region at the time.

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