REGION: Africa
COUNTRY: Liberia
VALUE: 3 cents

This stamp is one of a set of eight celebrating traditional masks of African peoples, none of which strangely is found in Liberia. This stamp depicts a mask from the Dogon ethnic group of Mali.  The Dogon have a very wide variety of mask types, some of wood and others of plant fiber.  The mask is a bede helmet, made predominantly of plant fiber and cowrie shells.