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Designed by:
Wilshire Dames, Bahamian  Search this
cardboard, sequin, paper, paint, Glass bead, plastic, metal, masking tape, glitter, and glue
H x W x D: 24 × 32 × 20 in. (61 × 81.3 × 50.8 cm)
ceremonial costume
Place made:
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Cultural Place:
Bahamas, Caribbean, North and Central America
The skirt of a man's costume for the Bahamas Junkanoo Revue, a junkanoo troupe in Miami, Florida.
The skirt, worn above the hips, has gold, red and blue beads of various shapes and sizes decorate the designs throughout the skirt along with clear gemstones. The front is yellow at the top with a red design trimmed in blue beading. The back, which is longer than the front, has a blue and yellow design on a red background. There are red, white, and blue paisley shapes in the front that extend out from the hips and golden metallic spirals hang from the bottom front of the skirt. A metal hook clasp in the front of the skirt secures it around the body.
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Dance  Search this
Folklife  Search this
Holidays and festivals  Search this
Identity  Search this
Music  Search this
Ornamentation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture