COUNTRY: Thailand
VALUE: 3 baht x4

This stamp set of four, issued by the Thai government in 2007, celebrates the masks of Pee Ta Khon (sometimes written Phi Takhon). Pee Ta Khon is the traditional fertility festival of the village of Dan Sai, located in the north-central part of the country near the border with Laos. The frightening ghost masks are made of elaborately painted palm spathes with wicker rice strainers mounted as hats.