Cyprus Stamps SG 1399-1400 2016 Old Fountains of Cyprus - MINT
Cyprus Stamps SG 1399-1400 2016 Old Fountains of Cyprus
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Cyprus Stamps SG 1399-1400 2016
Old Fountains of Cyprus
(Issue date: 8th July 2016)
In previous decades, Cyprus, apart from mineral wealth, possessed many natural springs producing water of the highest quality. Hundreds of natural springs and founts all over the island provided water for villagers and their orchards for centuries.
Nearly every village had its own stone-built fount.
Every household obtained its water supply from the fount and this was mainly collected either by the women of the village, who were responsible for the household, or by young children.
But the fount had a wider role. It was a forum for discussion and communication between young girls and it was also a meeting place to exchange amorous glances with their beaux.
The two stamps depict the Fount of the Pegia Women (I Vrisi ton Pegiotisson), a €0,41 stamp and the Panayia Fount in Paphos, a €0,34 stamp.