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Ancient National Tools on Stamps by Ukraine

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The Ukrainian Post has launched a series of stamps depicting national tools used by the Ukrainian people in the last centuries: a tobacco punch, a bandura, a tureen and a powder-horn.

A tobacco punch was a small bag tighten by the cord and usually used by Ukrainians for tobacco keeping.

A powder horn was a device used to carry gunpowder, and was generally created from cow, buffalo horn or metal. They were most commonly used with eighteenth century muskets, but were rendered obsolete by the development of breech loading fire arms.

A bandura refers to a Ukrainian plucked string folk instrument. It combines elements
of a box zither and lute. The term is also occasionally used by when referring to a
number of other Eastern European string instruments such as the hurdy-gurdy and
the 5 string guitar.

A tureen is a serving dish for foods such as soups or stews, often shaped as a
broad, deep, oval vessel with fixed handles and a low domed cover with a knob or
handle. Tureens may be ceramic - either the glazed earthenware called faience or
porcelain - or silver.

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