Sailor Mas

29 August 2008

I'm not 100% certain, but I believe these are Sailor Mas costumes...
The Sailor Mas costumes were introduced to Carnival in the late 1800's when British, French, and American Naval ships made frequent visits to the region.

These guys are part of a band that designs its costumes with the 'old-fashioned' traditions in mind. They consider themselves a dying breed - trying to keep some of the old costume ideas alive.

These days, the majority of bands consist mainly of sequined bikini costumes - a night and day difference from traditional costumes like this.

Marching to Pageant...
Grenada Carnival 2008

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