Mulk Folk Costumes (Viljandi County)
Paisu and Tarvastu


Paistu


Date of Issue : November 7, 2001
Designer : Mari Kaarma
Denomination : 4 kr 40 s
Perforation : 13¾:14
Sheet Content : 25 Stamps (5 x 5)
Quantity Issued : 502 200
Order Number : 234-10-2001

Some extremely old traits and archaic ways of ornamentation survive in Mulk folk costumes.
The folk costumes of Paistu and Tarvastu are rather similar. For both men and women, the festive clothing was a long woollen black coat abundatly decorated with bright cord and patches of bright cloth. Fur coats were also very beautiful.
The girl on the Paistu stamp wears a splendid fur coat decorated with coloured straps and strips of polecat fur.

Tarvastu

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
07.11.2001 - Mulgi
01.10.2002 - Kolga-Jaani and Suure-Jaani

Denomination : 7 kr 50 s
Perforation : 13¾:14
Sheet Content : 25 Stamps (5 x 5)
Printing Process : Offset
Printing House : AS Vaba Maa
Quantity Issued : 303 550
Order Number : 235-10-2001
First Day Cover Number : 2001-19
Estonian Post : Mulk Folk Costumes

The Tarvastu stamp features a man wearing a festive long coat and tall felt hat, playing a six-string zither.

Estonian Post maximum cards:

  • No 31 - Paistu
  • No 32 - Tarvastu
  • More information:

  • Estonian National Museum

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