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Burundi – Intore Dance

Burundi 20 Francs Banknote – Face and Back
Burundi 20 Francs Banknote front, featuring Intore warrior dance
Burundi

The Intore Warrior Dancer is presented on the front of our banknote.  The warriors defended the King and paraded in dance before the delighted people when returning from victory.  The dancer wears the skin of a leopard and an elaborate headdress, bells on their ankles and necklace of ivory.  In his right hand is a spear and in his left a representation of a shield.  For a photograph and link to a fuller article, see below.

Burundi 20 Francs Banknote back, featuring Burundi coat of arms
Burundi

The Burundi Coat of Arms adorns the back of our banknote.  The face of a lion is on the shield backed by three spears.  The National Motto is presented in French on the banner and encircling Kirundi, two of the three national languages of Burundi, the other being English.

Intore Dancers of Burundi
Intore Dancers of Burundi

This photo is taken from the fuller article on Intore dancers here.