Visual Culture: Ten Traditional Mas Characters You’ll Find At Trinidad Carnival

February 8, 2016



Not to confused with Jab Molassie devils, the Jab Jab masqueraders are fully clad in bright costumes with small pieces of reflecting materials stuck on in various places. Their weapons of choice are long, thick whips which crack loudly when used. It’s the sound of the whip that truly makes the viewer jump. But fear not, the bark of the whip is not followed by a bite… Unless two Jabs meet, of course. Then, as they say in Trinidad, “any number could play.”