The Pai Banan is an extinct Masque that died out by the early 1900's. it was popular in Trinidad's rural districts, where they would appear J'Ouvert morning in small groups. The costume was simple and consisted of bits of cloth and banana leaves. On their heads was a turban or a fula that held cow horns or antennae. The face was covered by a papier-mâché mask, similar to those of the Pierrot Granade. They went around frightening people in the early hours of J'ouvert morning.
The MAS Jumbies version presents a more sinister visage of this traditional masque.
|2) Natural Pod Necklace (adjustable).|
|3) Black cloth (ankle length) sarong for both men & women.|
|4) Silver Bell ankle or wrist band.|
|5) Black vest for the women.|
|6) Mandatory Black Body paint.|