Estonian Folk Costumes
Setu area (South-East Estonia)



Date of Issue : October 12, 1999
Designer : Mari Kaarma
Denomination : 3 kr 60 s
Perforation : 13¾:14
Sheet Content : 50 Stamps (10 x 5)
Quantity Issued : 800 750
Order Number : 175-09-1999
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Estonian
Folk Costumes Stamps:

23.08.1994 - Jämaja
23.08.1994 - Mustjala
30.03.1995 - Muhu
26.03.1996 - Emmaste
26.03.1996 - Reigi
10.06.1997 - Ruhnu
10.06.1997 - Vormsi
21.08.1998 - Kihnu
12.10.1999 - Setu
12.09.2000 - Southeastern Estonia

Denomination : 5 kr
Perforation : 13¾:14
Sheet Content : 50 Stamps (10 x 5)
Printing Process : Offset
Printing House : AS Vaba Maa
Quantity Issued : 555 750
Order Number : 176-09-1999
First Day Cover Number : 1999-13
Estonian Post : Setu folk costumes

The Setu live next door to Russians. As a result, the dress of the Setu, particularly in more recent times, has some Russian features in addition general Finno-Ugric traits. The outer clothes of both men and women are white. Men wore their shirts over the pants. Besides dark felt hats, also straw hats were worn. Weddings were a particularly long and colourful ceremony, with different, gay outfits worn at its different points.

One of the stamps (3.60) features a bride and bridegroom, and the other stamp (5.00) two young men, one blowing a bagpipe and the other a double fife.

More information:

  • Setomaa Foundation
  • Estonian National Museum

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