boerenzakdoek Burkina Faso
red . yellow . green
60 x 60 cm
oil on canvas
©arttrust 2009

burkina faso

since 1984

The flag was adopted on August 4, 1984 following the coup of 1983 which brought Thomas Sankara to power.The colours are the popular Pan-African colours of Ethiopia. The red represents the country's revolutionary struggle and the green stripe represents hope and abundance. The yellow star symbolises Burkina Faso's mineral wealth.

source: wikipedia