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Maldives new bank notes

MALDIVES NEW BANKNOTES in circulation

29 Jan 2016

New currency series of the Maldives, 'Ran Dhiha Faheh', has been officially released into circulation. The ceremony was held at the President's Office on 26 Jan (Tue). The old notes still in circulation can be used until June 1.

The new series were printed by UK’s De La Rue, the world’s largest banknote manufacturer, which has been printing the Maldivian currency since 1947.

"Ran Dhiha Faheh" features the notes MVR 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and the newly introduced MVR 1000.

Maldives new bank notes

Maldives new banknotes

16 Sept 2015

The Central Bank of Maldives, Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) has announced that a new note series by the name “Ran Dhihafaheh” will be introduced for the first time on a special ceremony held on the night of October 5, 2015. These notes will be issued for use in December 2015.

According to MMA, “Ran Dhihafaheh” note series will be printed on polymer and the circulating denominations are; 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and the new 1,000 Rufiyaa. These notes were designed by the winning artist Abdullah Nashaath, selected from a highly competitive note design competition held by MMA. The notes are announced by MMA to be “Secure, Modern and Easy to handle” and to have an authentically Maldivian look.

COMMEMORATIVE NOTE - MINIVAN 50 Auction

COMMEMORATIVE NOTE - MINIVAN 50 Auction

26 Aug 2015

The Central Bank of Maldives, Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) has recently introduced ‘Minivan 50’ commemorative bank notes to celebrate the golden jubilee of independence in Maldives.

Some of these notes with decorative serial numbers were auctioned off last night. Although MMA has not revealed any information regarding this auction, some local newspapers have quoted that the bank notes were auctioned off for more than MVR 100,000, where the highest bid was for the serial number 000001.

According to MMA, they will sell a total of 3000 commemorative notes, in all sales and auction activities.

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RAN DHIHAFAHEH - Maldives New note series

RAN DHIHAFAHEH - Maldives New note series

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USD178.30

THE CONCEPT FOR RAN DHIHAFAHEH NOTE SERIES
DHIVEHINNAAI DHIVEHI RAAJJE’
The Ran Dhihafaheh note series represents the Maldives, and the identity of Maldivians. The series as a whole attempts to encapsulate all the innate factors that define our country, and our ancestral identity.

In this sense, each singular note is a modern representation of different aspects of what makes us “Maldivian”, setting us apart from the rest of the world.

Each note has been given a distinct topic and a representative colour for ease of use. Mixed media has been used as the main design, combining traditional acrylic / water colour with a semi-realistic style used in the colouring.

Source: MMA

Includes:
1000 RUFIYAA - THE BEAUTY IN OUR SURROUNDING
500 RUFIYAA - OUR ANCESTRAL CRAFTSMANSHIP
100 RUFIYAA - NATIONALISM AND OUR NATIVE LANGUAGE
50 RUFIYAA - OUR UNITY, AND ISLAMIC VALUES
20 RUFIYAA – OUR INDUSTRIAL AND ECONOMIC PROGRESS
10 RUFIYAA - OUR CULTURE



1000 RUFIYAA - THE BEAUTY IN OUR SURROUNDING

1000 RUFIYAA - THE BEAUTY IN OUR SURROUNDING

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USD110.00


NOT SPECIMEN, 2015/2016 UNC banknote
Face value of note: 1,000 Rufiyaa

Colour of note: Blue

Blue is used to represent our oceans that provide an ideal environment for rare species, some that are considered endangered, and are protected all over the world

Background pattern of note: Pale yellow spot and striped pattern on the skin of whale sharks

Obverse:

Primary: Green turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Secondary: A representation of a luxury resort

Supporting: Manta rays (Manta alfredi), Corals

Reverse:

Primary: Whale shark (Rhincodon typus)



500 RUFIYAA - OUR ANCESTRAL CRAFTSMANSHIP

500 RUFIYAA - OUR ANCESTRAL CRAFTSMANSHIP

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USD59.30

NOT SPECIMEN, 2015/2016 UNC banknote

Face value of note: 500 Rufiyaa

Colour of note: Orange

As orange is often associated with energy and creativity, the colours used in this note represents the artisan work of Maldivians

Background pattern of note: Pattern called Kuribontaa found on traditional hand weaved mats made out of hay (Thun’du kunaa)

Obverse:

Primary: The act of wood carving, wood worker fashioning an intricate design using mallet and chisel

Secondary: Woman making ekels (Iloshi), traditionally used to make brooms (Iloshi fathii)

Reverse:

Primary: Traditional hand carved vase with lacquer work detailing



100 RUFIYAA - NATIONALISM AND OUR NATIVE LANGUAGE

100 RUFIYAA - NATIONALISM AND OUR NATIVE LANGUAGE

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USD30.70

NOT SPECIMEN, 2015/2016 UNC banknote

Face value of note: 100 Rufiyaa

Colour of note: Red

Red, being the primary colour on our national flag, is always associated with nationality and is in itself a symbol of our individuality as a country

Background pattern of note: Pattern made using old Dhivehi alphabet Dives akuru

Obverse:

Primary: Woman in one of the Maldivian traditional dresses (Libaas), working on the neckline threading (Hiru) of a similar dress

Secondary: Group of locals in traditional attire

Reverse:

Primary: The early Dhivehi scripture Dambidū Lōmāfānu



50 RUFIYAA - OUR UNITY, AND ISLAMIC VALUES

50 RUFIYAA - OUR UNITY, AND ISLAMIC VALUES

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USD25.90

NOT SPECIMEN, 2015/2016 UNC banknote

Face value of note: 50 Rufiyaa

Colour of note: Green

Green, being the secondary color on our national flag, symbolises peace, progress and prosperity. It is also used to depict our one hundred percent Muslim population

Background pattern of note: Pattern made from stone carvings in the Friday Mosque (Hukuru Miskiy)

Obverse:

Primary: A boy reciting the Holy Quran

Secondary: Activity of pulling boats from the beach onto the water (Dhoni beylun)

Reverse:

Primary: The minaret of the Friday Mosque (Hukuru Miskiy)



20 RUFIYAA – OUR INDUSTRIAL AND ECONOMIC PROGRESS

20 RUFIYAA – OUR INDUSTRIAL AND ECONOMIC PROGRESS

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USD20.80 NOW USD18.72

NOT SPECIMEN, 2015/2016 UNC banknote

Face value of note: 20 Rufiyaa

Colour of note: Purple

As purple is often associated with wealth, luxury and status, the colours in this note is used to represent the progress that the Maldivian economy has made throughout the years

Background pattern of note: A line pattern representing the aerial view of islands and reefs in Maldives

Obverse:

Primary: A fisherman carrying a skipjack tuna and a yellow fin tuna

Secondary: The main airport in Maldives, Ibrahim Nasir International Airport

Supporting: An image of the Cyprea Moneta (Cowry shell)

Reverse:

Primary: A traditional sail boat (Dhoni)



10 RUFIYAA - OUR CULTURE

10 RUFIYAA - OUR CULTURE

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USD17.48 NOW USD15.73

NOT SPECIMEN, 2015/2016 UNC banknote

Face value of note: 10 Rufiyaa

Colour of note: Golden yellow

Golden yellow has been used in this note to represent the importance of upholding our traditions, and to depict our golden days

Background Pattern of note: Pattern made using designs on the traditional drum (Boduberu)

Obverse:

Primary: Toddy tapper (Ruh’ erun)

Secondary: Group of men and women engaged in playing traditional music (Boduberu)

Supporting: A coconut bunch (Dhondhamburu ruku ihaleh)

Reverse:

Primary: The oldest drum displayed in the National museum (Boduberu)



Commemorative Note - Minivan 50

Commemorative Note - Minivan 50

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USD637.00

This commemorative note, issued for the first time in the history of Maldives, marks the 50th anniversary of the day Maldives gained independence.

Obverse: This side of the note symbolises the growth and development of the country over 50 years, from 1965 to 2015. Two images of the northern seashore of the capital city of Male’, taken approximately 50 years apart, are used to portray the transition and progress.

Reverse: This side of the note illustrates the ceremony in which Maldives officially gained independence, on 26 July 1965. It signifies the peaceful approach taken by the country in obtaining independence. The design around the illustration signifies the uniqueness, craftsmanship, heritage, and Islamic customs retained by Maldivians over the centuries.

The commemorative note was designed by Mr. Abdulla Nashaath.

The Dhivehi typography used in the commemorative note was developed by Mr. Mohamed Fayaz, Mr. Ibrahim Arafath, Ms. Khadheeja Shaneez Bushry and Mr. Hussain Fazeel.



LACQUER WOOD VASE MEDIUM WITH DRAWING

LACQUER WOOD VASE MEDIUM WITH DRAWING

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USD192.00 NOW USD172.80

Size: MEDIUM, Width between 4 and 5 inches, Height between 12 and 14 inches
Note: Actual product may have a minor change in shape, design or color

Maldives Lacquer work

With intricate designs produced from memory and mainly featured on wood carved objects such as vases and jewelry boxes, Maldivian lacquer works are a wonder to behold.

During laajehun, or lacquer work, a piece of wood is sculpted to the desired form. It is then coated, layer upon layer, with lacquer of differing colours. Black, Red and Yellow are the colours most prominently used traditionally – green is also sometimes used while gold and silver dust are used to add appeal to select works. Once the lacquer coating is finished it is polished with dry coconut leaves. The design, which is rarely pre-planned yet always exquisite, is then etched by hand.

Source:http://www.handicrafts.mv/



LACQUER WOOD jewelry box 6

LACQUER WOOD jewelry box 6

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USD186.00 NOW USD167.40

Size: SMALL, Width between 4 and 5 inches, Height between 4 and 5 inches
Note: Actual product may have a minor change in shape, design or color

Maldives Lacquer work

With intricate designs produced from memory and mainly featured on wood carved objects such as vases and jewelry boxes, Maldivian lacquer works are a wonder to behold.

During laajehun, or lacquer work, a piece of wood is sculpted to the desired form. It is then coated, layer upon layer, with lacquer of differing colours. Black, Red and Yellow are the colours most prominently used traditionally – green is also sometimes used while gold and silver dust are used to add appeal to select works. Once the lacquer coating is finished it is polished with dry coconut leaves. The design, which is rarely pre-planned yet always exquisite, is then etched by hand.

Source:http://www.handicrafts.mv/



Circulated Coin Collection 2014

Circulated Coin Collection 2014

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USD58.00

Circulated Coin Collection 2014 - This collection is design and sold by Maldives Monetary Authority, The central Bank of Maldives

The coins of this series consist of Laari 1,5,10,25,50, Rufiyaa 1 and Ruffiya 2. Rufiyaa 1 was first issued in 1982, while Laari 1,5,10,25,50 were first issued in 1984. During 1995 a 2 Rufiyaa coins was added to this series.



Beru - Drum

Beru - Drum

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USD795.00 NOW USD715.50

Size: SMALL, Width between 7 and 9 inches, Height between 16 and 18 inches
Note: Actual product may have a minor change in shape, design or color

Bodu beru is one of the most popular forms of folk music and dance that is found in the inhabited islands of Maldives. People of all age groups participate enthusiastically in Bodu Beru folk music. The musical instruments that are used consist of three or four drums made from hollowed coconut wood and a variety of thumping instruments.

In Bodu Beru, there is one lead singer and a band of 10-15 people, who sing in chorus. As the song continues, the rhythm picks up and people come out of the troupe and dance to the tunes of the music. Spectators join to clap and dance. Maldives folk dance of Bodu beru is a tribal dance that usually takes place during the festive occasions and is enjoyed by all.

Source:http://www.visitmaldives.info



Maldives coins set

Maldives coins set

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USD29.90 NOW USD26.91

2 Rufiyaa Coin
First issued in 1995;
Design obverse: Denomination Value;
Design reverse: Conch shell (charonia tritonis);
Metal: Brass plated steel;
Diameter: 25.50mm;
Weight: 11.70g;
Edge: Milled, REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES written on the edge;



1 Rufiyaa Coin
First issued in 1982;
Design obverse: Denomination Value;
Design reverse: National Emblem;
Metal: Nickel plated steel;
Diameter: 25.91mm;
Weight: 6.41g;
Edge: Milled;


50 Laari Coin
First issued in 1984;
Design obverse: Denomination Value;
Design reverse: Turtle;
Metal: Brass plated steel;
Diameter: 23.60mm;
Weight: 5.15g;
Edge: Milled;


25 Laari Coin
First issued in 1984;
Design obverse: Denomination Value;
Design reverse: Friday mosque and its minaret;
Metal: Brass plated steel;
Diameter: 20.19mm;
Weight: 3.75g;
Edge: Milled

10 Laari Coin
First issued in 1984;
Design obverse: Denomination Value;
Design reverse: Sailing boat (Odi);
Metal: Aluminium;
Diameter: 23.11mm;
Weight: 1.95g;
Edge: Plain

Reminted in 2012 with a change in shape and year date

First issued in 2012;
Design obverse: Denomination Value;
Design reverse: Sailing boat (Odi);
Metal: Aluminium;
Diameter: 18.10mm;
Weight: 0.85g;
Edge: Plain;




5 Laari Coin
First issued in 1984;
Design obverse: Denomination value;
Design reverse: Tuna fish;
Metal: Aluminium;
Diameter: 20.32mm;
Weight: 1.00g;
Edge: Plain

Reminted in 2012 with a change in shape and year date


First issued in 2012;
Design obverse: Denomination value;
Design reverse: Tuna fish;
Metal: Aluminium;
Diameter: 16.85mm;
Weight: 0.62g;
Edge: Milled;




1 Laari Coin
First issued in 1984;
Design obverse: Denomination value;
Design reverse: Coconut palm tree;
Metal: Aluminium;
Diameter: 15.00mm;
Weight: 0.456g;
Edge: Plain;



Maldives dried ground tuna

Maldives dried ground tuna

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USD64.75 NOW USD58.28

1KG Maldives ground dried tuna fish. Price include Free Shipping Worldwide.


In the Maldives, tuna is traditionally caught in clear blue waters by pole and line, which ensures that you get the finest quality of tuna.



Every fish is gutted, skinned and cut in an age-old technique. The gills and some of the innards are discarded, the head and backbone removed, and the belly is separated. The fish is then divided into four longitudinal pieces called ari. For larger tunas these pieces can be cut into smaller sections (foti).



These tuna are then processed by boiling, smoking and sun-drying until they acquire a wooden appearance. These pieces of tuna are cut into small fillets and grind using grinding machine.



THUN'DU KUNAA - MAT WEAVING

THUN'DU KUNAA - MAT WEAVING

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USD243.00

Size 18 inch X 3 feet Aprox

Thun'du kunaa or mat weaving is one of the most prominent, if not the most, of Maldivian craftsmanship. These mats are used traditionally for sleeping, seating or praying. Only a knife (used for splitting screw-pine leaves) is used for making kunaa besides the loom of wood with the reed of split bamboo.

Fine pattern grass kunaa from G.Dh. Gadhdhoo were used as royal gifts in the past when these mats were given as gifts to the Dutch and British governors of Ceylon from the Sultan of Maldives. These were sometimes trimmed with gold lace work. At present grass mats are given to foreign dignitaries as gifts. Designers of tourist resorts and hotels use kunaa as floor mats and wall hangings. They are very popular as souvenirs to tourists too.

Kunaa weavers cultivate their own grass and collect the leaves and roots which are used for dyeing. The designs in these kunaa are in four colors – natural, yellow, brown and black. The bark of the 'uni' tree is dried and powdered to prepare ground dye. To make the black dye, the brown-dyed grass is first soaked on a bed of uni leaves until the water evaporates. This grass is then boiled in a mixture of coconut oil and water. The liquor is left to cool till the water evaporates. This whole process is repeated three times after which the grass is washed in the sea and dried in the shade. To prepare the yellow dye pieces of root from the 'ahi' tree are soaked, then boiled together with the grass for about two hours. After which the grass is boiled in liquor of fresh water, sea water, and ground turmeric for about an hour. To prepare natural color, the grass is bleached in the sun for a week.

These mats are woven to traditional patterns with small variations which are usually introduced by individual weavers. Sleeping mats, prayer mats, swing seat mats, etc each have specific patterns. Each of these patterns have a name such as 'cutlines design', 'lockmat', 'large mat' 'dhigulu kunaa', 'gon'di kunaa' and 'namaadhu kunaa', etc.

Beauty and complexity of the design usually determine the price of these mats.


Source: HANDICRAFT in Maldives, Published by; Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Maldives



Maldives Stamps

Maldives Stamps

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USD4.90

Please visit Maldives Post office website and lets us know which stamp you would like us to ship.
https://www.maldivespost.com/store/philately.html
You can email us hadhiya@gmail.com or Paypal checkout page 'Note to seller' stamp details.



Maldives Smoked Tuna

Maldives Smoked Tuna

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USD58.00 NOW USD52.20

1KG Maldives Smoked Tuna. Price include Free Shipping Worldwide.

In the Maldives, tuna is traditionally caught in clear blue waters by pole and line, which ensures that you get the finest quality of tuna.

Every fish is gutted, skinned and cut in an age-old technique. The gills and some of the innards are discarded, the head and backbone removed, and the belly is separated. The fish is then divided into four longitudinal pieces called ari. For larger tunas these pieces can be cut into smaller sections (foti).

These tuna are then processed by boiling and smoking.



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