Our Traditional Mas Characters throw pillows are perfect for a decorative accent that highlights your unique style. The pillow is made from polyester that has a high-end linen feel to it.
• 100% pre-shrunk polyester case
• Fabric with a linen feel
• Hidden zipper
• Machine-washable case
• Shape-retaining 100% polyester insert included (handwash only)
Traditional Mas Characters - Fancy Indian / Red Indian
Indians are one of the most colourful and interesting of the traditional mas characters; containing elaborate feathered headpieces sometimes built over bamboo or wire frames. The headpiece is supported by a structure that covers the masquerader's entire body. Indian Mas may incorporate any number of effects including papier-mâché masks, canoes, ostrich plumes, mirrors, beads, feather work, totem poles, and ribbons.
Indian Mas falls into two categories – Fancy Indians Fancy and Authentic Indians. Indians Fancy can be described as any imaginative or fanciful portrayal of American Indians. Indians Authentic is any authentic portrayal of the Wild Indians of the American continent, including Black Indians.
There are five types of Indians: Black Indians, Blue Indians, Fancy Indians, Authentic Indians and Guarahoon/Wild Indians/Red Indians.
-National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago
|C||4 ⅞||6 ⅛|
|D||15 ⅜||18 ⅞|
This size guide shows product measurements taken when products are laid flat. Actual product measurements may vary by up to 1" because they’re custom-made by hand.
Traditional Mas Characters
Carnival is one of the most unifying events and creative extravaganzas. It is an expression of culture that encapsulates music, dance, colorful costumes, pageantry, and performance in a highly spirited festival of energy for many countries. The Traditional Mas Characters became overshadowed by more modern, 'bikini and bead' costumes throughout the years. Fortunately, many people still love to play classic characters (mas) on the streets during carnival, preserving traditions and heritage.
Collection conceptualized by Trini Jungle Juice and art Made in Paris by Trinbagonian artist Neishel.