REGION: Africa
COUNTRY: Burkina Faso
YEAR PRINTED: 1988
VALUE: 30 francs

This stamp was issued Burkina Faso in 1988 to celebrate the bubale (the Longolo antelope) mask of the Houet province.

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REGION: Africa
COUNTRY: Burkina Faso (Rep. of Upper Volta)
YEAR PRINTED: 1981
VALUE: 85 francs

This stamp is one of a series issued by the Republic of Upper Volta (modern Burkina Faso) in 1981 celebrating the art of the Gurunsi and Kurumba people. Each stamp depicts a painting by Roger Nacoulma, in this case a Kurumba antelope crest mask.

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REGION: Africa
COUNTRY: Burkina Faso (Rep. of Upper Volta)
YEAR PRINTED: 1981
VALUE: 105 francs

This stamp is one of a series issued by the Republic of Upper Volta (modern Burkina Faso) in 1981 celebrating the art of the Bwa and Gurunsi people. Each stamp depicts a painting by Roger Nacoulma, in this case a Gurunsi ancestor spirit mask (literally, “ancestor supporting spirits”).

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REGION: Africa
COUNTRY: Burkina Faso (Rep. of Upper Volta)
YEAR PRINTED: 1960
VALUE: 1 franc

This stamp is one of a series celebrating the masks of Bwa and Gurunsi people issued by the Republic of Upper Volta (modern Burkina Faso) when it was a self-governing French colony. This mask represents a bush spirit in the form of a warthog.

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REGION: Africa
COUNTRY: Burkina Faso
YEAR PRINTED: 1997
VALUE: 250 francs

This stamp is one of a series of 4 issued by the government of Burkina Faso in 1997 celebrating the masks of Bwa and Gurunsi people. Each stamp depicts a painting of the mask, in this case a plank or “blade” mask.

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REGION: Africa
COUNTRY: Burkina Faso
YEAR PRINTED: 1997
VALUE: 200 francs

This stamp is one of a series of 4 issued by the government of Burkina Faso in 1997 celebrating the masks of Bwa and Gurunsi people. Each stamp depicts a painting of the mask, in this case an antelope known locally as a coba.

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REGION: Africa
COUNTRY: Burkina Faso
YEAR PRINTED: 1997
VALUE: 150 francs

This stamp is one of a series of 4 issued by the government of Burkina Faso in 1997 celebrating the masks of Bwa and Gurunsi people. Each stamp depicts a painting of the mask, in this case a duck.

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REGION: Africa
COUNTRY: Burkina Faso
YEAR PRINTED: 1997
VALUE: 75 francs

This stamp is one of a series of 4 issued by the government of Burkina Faso in 1997 celebrating the masks of Bwa and Gurunsi people. Each stamp depicts a painting of the mask, in this case a water buffalo.

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REGION: Africa
COUNTRY: Burkina Faso (Rep. of Upper Volta)
YEAR PRINTED: 1960
VALUE: 5 francs

This stamp is one of a series celebrating the masks of Bwa and Gurunsi people issued by the Republic of Upper Volta (modern Burkina Faso) when it was a self-governing French colony. This mask represents a bush spirit in the form of a monkey.

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REGION: Africa
COUNTRY: Burkina Faso (Rep. of Upper Volta)
YEAR PRINTED: 1960
VALUE: 2 francs

This stamp is one of a series celebrating the masks of Bwa and Gurunsi people issued by the Republic of Upper Volta (modern Burkina Faso) when it was a self-governing French colony. This mask represents a bush spirit in the form of a warthog.

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