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Fancy Indians of Trinidad and Tobago
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Fancy Indians

Among the most spectacular mas costumes, Fancy Indians are based on the indigenous peoples of North America. The headpiece has grown over the years in splendour and size and now has to be built onto a wire frame and supported by the masquerader's body. This 'wigwam' is worked with ostrich plumes, mirrors, beads, feathers, papier mache masks, totem poles, canoes and ribbons.

Fancy Indian is the most popular form of Indian mas which also features a call and response in improvised 'Indian" language. In addition to Fancy Indians there are Wild Indians, Red (Warahoons), Blue and Black Indians.
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