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Niue Weaving 2020

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Weaving and woven objects are staple of Niuean life, from everyday functional use to taonga Niue – artistic works and those crafted for special occasions.

Issue information

Weaving intricately crafted objects is a skill that has been passed down for centuries by Niuean women. Each object becomes a unique treasure created through a combination of materials, techniques and the singular skills of the weaver. These stamps showcased four beautifully crafted objects created by Niue’s women weavers, selected from the collection at Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum of New Zealand.

Product listing for Niue Weaving 2020

Image Title Description Price
Niue Weaving 2020 single 30c gummed stamp | NZ Post Collectables Single Stamp

Single 30c 'Potu' gummed stamp.

This potu (mat) was made using the art of lalaga (warp and weft close weaving). This technique is an important part of Niuean culture and is passed on from one generation to another. Potu are used for a variety of functions from sleeping on to decorative floor mats.

$0.30
Niue Weaving 2020 single $1.40 gummed stamp | NZ Post Collectables Single Stamp

Single $1.40 'Kato' gummed stamp.

Made of pandanus leaf, this kato tupe (purse) is both functional and beautiful. This example highlights a commonly used weaving technique and has a simple but appealing systematic pattern.

$1.40
Niue Weaving 2020 single $2.00 gummed stamp | NZ Post Collectables Single Stamp

Single $2.00 'Kato' gummed stamp.

Made of pandanus leaf, this basket shows off the use of graphic patterning.

$2.00
Niue Weaving 2020 single $4.00 gummed stamp | NZ Post Collectables Single Stamp

Single $4.00 'Iliili' gummed stamp.

Woven fans come in a variety of shapes and incorporate many techniques, materials and designs. This one is woven with coconut leaf, pandanus leaf and human hair.

$4.00
Niue Weaving 2020 gummed miniature sheet | NZ Post Collectables Miniature Sheet Mint, used or cancelled gummed miniature sheet. $7.70
Niue Weaving 2020 first day cover | NZ Post Collectables First Day Cover First day cover with four gummed stamps affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $8.20
Niue Weaving 2020 miniature sheet first day cover Miniature Sheet First Day Cover First day cover with gummed miniature sheet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $8.20

Technical information

Date of issue: 16 April 2020
Number of stamps: Four gummed
Denominations: 30c, $1.40, $2.00 and $4.00
Stamps, miniature sheet and first day covers designed by: Cam Price, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand
Printer: Collectables and Solutions Centre, New Zealand Post, Whanganui, New Zealand
Number of colours: Four process colours
Stamp size and format: 30mm x 40mm (vertical)
Paper type: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper
Number of stamps per sheet: 16
Perforation gauge: 13.33
Special blocks: Plate and value blocks could be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet.
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 15 April 2021.