Traditional Mas Characters - Pierrot Grenade Unisex Tank Top

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Our classic, all-purpose unisex tank top with traditional carnival character, Pierrot Grenade.

• 100% combed and ringspun cotton
• Tri-blends are 50% polyester/25% combed/25% ringspun cotton/rayon
• Side-seamed, unisex sizing
• Sizes - XS-2XL

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

  XS S M L XL 2XL
Body Length (inches) 26 27 28 29 30 31
Body Width (inches) 16 ¼ 18 ¼ 20 ¼ 22 ¼ 24 ¼ 26 ¼
  XS S M L XL 2XL
Body Length (cm) 66 69 71 74 76 79
Body Width (cm) 41 46 51 57 62 67

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