Traditional Mas Characters - Pierrot Grenade Pillow Case

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Add a splash of colour to your home with our Traditional Mas Characters pillow cases. Note: This product is only the pillowcase - pillow filling not included.

• 100% pre-shrunk polyester
• Fabric weight: 8.1 oz/yd² (275 g/m²)
• Fabric with a linen feel
• Hidden zipper
• Machine-washable

Traditional Mas Characters - Pierrot Grenade

The Pierrot Grenade is the satirical descendant of the Pierrot – a finely dressed masquerader and deeply learned scholar proud of his ability to spell any word in his own fashion and quoting Shakespearean characters as Julius Caesar, Mark Anthony and Othello at length. Pierrot Grenade falls under the category of Old Time Carnival and is the supreme jester in Trinidad Carnival known for his fierce fighting prowess with a whip or bull pistle. His name shows his strong connection to Grenada.

His costume is made by attaching multicoloured pieces of cloth to his gown-like outfit. In the old days, he wore a wire mesh mask over his face, and old hat with shrubbery attached, or simply tied his head with a handkerchief. Nowadays, however, the face is painted instead of the mask and a hood worn over the head. He prances and twirls about carrying a whip made of guava or hibiscus.

References/Credit:
-National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago
-TnTisland.com

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 carnival 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.

TJJ x Neishel

Art Made in Paris by Trinbagonian artist Neishel.

Size guide


Inches 18×18  22×22
A 17 ¾ 22
B 17 ¾ 22
C 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.

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