Based around fishing practices, inati is the tradition of sharing all food equally between households.
Unique to Tokelau, inati is a traditional community fishing and distribution system that is still practised today. The act of sharing food proportionally helps these isolated island communities to ensure the wellbeing of all households, big and small. These charming illustrated stamps highlight four traditional foods of Tokelau - taro, breadfruit, fish and coconut.
Product Listing for Tokelau Inati - Equal Portions
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|Date of issue:||1 May 2019|
|Number of stamps:||Four gummed stamps|
|Denominations:||45c, $1.40, $2.00 & $3.00|
|Stamps, miniature sheet and first day covers designed by:||Saint Andrew Matautia, 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|
|Special blocks:||Plate blocks and value blocks could be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet.|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 30 April 2020.|