The world's first embroidered silhouette stamp was issued by Austria Post on 22nd September 2016.
The above stamp depicts the dirndl gown. It is a traditional outfit of women and girls for some part of Austria and Germany. It also features traditional colours and patters specific to the region. Each stamp is made from approximately 130 feet of thread in 3 colours: Red, Green and White.
The stamp is unique because it captures the shape of the dress itself.
Hammerle & Vogel, a family-fun company that specializes in high quality embroidery, has designed and manufactured the Dirndl stamp.