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”).