Cpost Int. is proud to present this special issue dedicated to the first inhabitants of Curaçao.
The Native Indian drawings found on Curaçao, that formed the basis of the design of these stamp series, can be divided in two parts; 1. Remains of rock drawings found in caves at Ronde Klip and Hato. 2. Decoration drawings found on pottery remains.
The decoration drawings has been extended to a whole according to the imagination of the designer, Mrs. Avantia Damberg, in close cooperation with NAAM.
The meaning of these drawings is not known.
This design is from the Hato Caves, the gold decoration is inspired by Curacao’s landscape, the direct wide environment in where the first inhabitants lived. The earth colored basis is the rocky ground. As the first inhabitants forms the foundation and the beginning civilization on Curaçao.
The bold black rock drawing on this stamp is from Ronde Klip. It shares the same golden background as stamp 1. A decorative Dabajuroid design found on pottery in San Juan.
This rock drawing comes from Ronde Klip as well. The background in gold are also patterns found on pottery at SanJuan. There is a lightcolored triangle shape in the background to enhance the design as the native indians used geographic shapes in their design as well.
The image on this stamp is from a rock drawing at Ronde Klip. The choice fell on this rock drawing as it has a striking graphic design. In this design a golden decoration is places as a tattoo.
The drawing of this stamp is from Hato, This stamp also has the basis of the rockyground, meaning the foundation of the Island of Curaçao.
This native drawing is also from Ronde Klip. Like all the other stamp, the drawing is chosen as it has iconic graphic potential. All the Dabajuroid designs are valuable to as they are the oldest designs of Curaçao, as golden jewelry. For this reason golden color is used to enhance and enrich Curaçao’s first graphic designs