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Can you imagine a country that puts a spinner on its currency?
This is a 250-ruble note from Armenia, issued in 1919. It shows an elderly woman plying yarn from a swift with a charkha.I particularly like the halo-like sunburst behind her.
06:10 AM | Permalink
Is that a halo or an exceptionally lacy shawl?
March 31, 2008 at 03:36 PM
I thought she looked East Indian too - the posture, perhaps. Is there a story about how you happened to have a 250-ruble note, nevermind from 1919?
dale-harriet in WI |
March 29, 2008 at 11:01 PM
At first glance, I assumed the stamp was Indian. Serbia came as a surprise. My second thought was her back must be killing her!
March 29, 2008 at 01:45 PM
Great find! Thanks for posting this one.
Sandra D |
March 28, 2008 at 06:45 PM
It's interesting that the spinner still got to be on the bill in 1919. Lots of Party officials were probably jockeying for her spot by then!
Maybe they are on the other side...
Beth S. |
March 27, 2008 at 10:21 AM
That IS pretty cool. We used to be important back then.
Are you planning on CTS&W?
March 26, 2008 at 04:39 PM
While spinning, I may not actually have a halo glowing around me, but I sure feel like I do!
March 25, 2008 at 06:07 PM
I often find that, while I'm spinning, a golden halo emanates from my head. Doesn't that happen to everyone?
Diane H K |
March 25, 2008 at 11:51 AM
Very cool - and I think I've seen a halo like that behind a spinner that had just felt the first 'click' of everything falling into place. ;o)
March 25, 2008 at 11:50 AM
What exactly is she REALLY doing, though? She's got a wheel with a spindle and a swift.
Methinks she's winding pirns.
Janice in GA |
March 25, 2008 at 11:28 AM
Glad you are back - always such wonderful images with much to think about.
March 25, 2008 at 10:28 AM
That's a country that values the appropriate commodities.
March 25, 2008 at 09:35 AM
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