I got this card from my friend Jim who lives in Goa, India. Decorated elephants are a very important part of Indian festivals and celebrations, I love the colors!
But this card is not only special for the illustration, Jim used two stamps that are a joint issue by Mexico and India featuring traditional dances. For Mexico (on the left) we have "Jarabe Tapatío" and for India (on the right) we have "Kalbelia Dance".
Jarabe Tapatío is one of the most popular folk dances in México and it was originated in the state of Jalisco.
Kalbelia is a very popular dance from the region of Rajasthan and it's performed by a tribe with the same name.
I love joint issues! They are a really cool way to connect two different cultures through stamps (: