REGION: Africa
COUNTRY: Equatorial Guinea
VALUE: 5 ekuele

This stamp is one of a series of seven issued by the government of Equatorial Guinea to celebrate the masks of Africa. Each stamp depicts a more or less abstract painting of an African mask. Although the Fang people who inhabit most of Equatorial Guinea have a rich masquerading culture, oddly most masks in this stamp series come from cultures outside the country. In this case, the mask is an unknown type.