|The Swiss Pin Up - SWITZERLAND|
Friday, May 23, 2014
The Swiss Pin Up - SWITZERLAND
My friend Óscar from the Postcrossing Forum sent me this beautiful drawing of a Swiss Pin Up. Thank you very much Óscar, I really like this sexy design of Helvetia (I think it would give a wonderful T-Shirt) and this card was very useful for me to clean my brain from the picture of the "Alpine Avalanche" you sent last month. This postcards took 3 days to arrive!
Helvetia is the female national personification of Switzerland, officially Confœderatio Helvetica, the Swiss Confederation. The allegory is typically pictured in a flowing gown, with a spear and a shield emblazoned with the Swiss flag, and commonly with braided hair, commonly with a wreath as a symbol of confederation. The name is a derivation of the ethnonym Helvetii, the name of the Gaulish tribe inhabiting the Swiss Plateau prior to the Roman conquest.