Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The U.S. Postal Service has tapped a Tlingit artist based in Juneau to create a Northwest Coast art stamp for distribution in 2021.
The design of the stamp, titled “Raven Story” by Rico Lanaat Worl, was unveiled this week by the Postal Service as part of its Forever Stamps series.
The Postal Service had planned to unveil the stamp with Sealaska Heritage Institute at Celebration 2020, but the event was canceled because of the pandemic.
SHI is working with the agency to hold a release ceremony next year.
The Postal Service has featured Northwest Coast art stamps in the past; in 1996, it released a stamp featuring Worl’s clan uncle, Nathan Jackson, performing a Raven dance.
However, this is thought to be the first time such a design has been illustrated by a Tlingit artist.