Glossary of Traditional Caribbean Craft Materials - K

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.

Scroll through this glossary or use the search box at right to find out more about regional craft materials and recipe ingredients. You can filter the glossary by the first letter of the term using the alphabet below. To reset the alphabet filter, click “All” to the right.

Term
Kadooment
Synonym
Country
Barbados
Definition

The parade of competing, costumed bands to culminate the Crop Over festival.

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Term
Khus-khus (grass)
Barbados
Synonym
Country
Vetiver
Dominica
Definition

A grass originally planted as a border to prevent soil erosion and as a boundary between fields. Now widely used in crafts to make mats, baskets and other articles

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