Bahamas Junkanoo Parade
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Bahamas Junkanoo Festival Costume Parade 5 copyright M. Timothy O'Keefe -


The first Junkanoo costumeswere simple, consisting of cloth, fringed paper and facial painting. Sea sponges and other natural materials, such as leaves, were often attached to a netting and worn over the body.

In the 1930s it was common to have cloth fringe all over the costume. Later, newspapers replaced the cloth ornamentation. Today, multi-colored crepe paper is the popular style.


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