Glossary of Traditional Caribbean Craft Materials - J
Caribbean artisans have used similar natural resources in fashioning traditional crafts and preparing local foods. Yet these materials are often known by different names throughout the region.
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A beige fine-textured straw, the fibre of the long, palm-like leaf blades of a flowering tropical American shrub; it is used for delicate straw-work especially patterned hats.
The leading male street masquerader of a troupe; his costume comprises an elaborate head-dress and a tinselled or jingling, multi-coloured outfit. The Junkanoo festival is one of street dancing and parading largely at the Christmas season.