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Traditional Mas Characters - Burrokeet


(Photo courtesy Wonder of the World – TheBookmann https://thebookman.wordpress.com/category/carnival/page/9/)

The Burrokeet, which originated from the Spanish word burroquito (little donkey), is designed to look like a dancer riding a donkey. The costume comprises a decorated donkey's head typically made from coloured paper.

The body is covered by a long satin skirt with a sisal tail, sometimes decorated with flowers. The bit, bridle, and reins are made of coloured cord.

The rider wears a large matador straw hat and performs a dance that mimics that of a donkey. Sometimes, the Burrokeet performer will stage a dance called Burriquite, which originated in Venezuela.

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