COUNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
YEAR PRINTED: 2001
VALUE: 300 Congolese francs
This stamp is one of a set of three celebrating the traditional masks of the region. This stamp depicts a mask from the Luba ethnic group. The Luba are closely related to the Songye people. This specific mask is a kifwebe, used in adult initiation rituals and to purify the village of sorcery.