YEAR PRINTED: no date (1970-1984)
VALUE: 1000 West African CFA francs
This banknote, printed from 1970 until 1984 for the government of Mali, celebrates the country’s traditional masks. It is issued in the denomination of 1000 West African CFA francs, which is a combined currency used by eight countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo. The note’s obverse side depicts a Bamana (Bambara) man and a hydroelectric dam, flanked on either side by chi wara crest masks of the Bamana people. The reverse features a Bandiagara village of the Dogon people (also of Mali) and a Bamana n’tomo mask.