REGION: Africa
COUNTRY: Equatorial Guinea
VALUE: 0.05 ekuele

This stamp is one of a series of seven issued by the government of Equitorial 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 Equitorial Guinea have a rich masquerading culture, oddly most masks in this stamp series come from cultures outside the country. In this case, the mask appears to be from the Bambara people of Mali, Guinea, and Burkina Faso.