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Junkanoo costumes are traditionally made from strips of crêpe paper and cardboard, nowadays ornamented with rhinestones, glitter, and feathers. Photograph courtesy the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

Junkanoo rush

Issue 82 (November/December 2006) | 0 comments
In the early twentieth century, Bahamas Junkanoo — or John Canoe — was considered a danger to polite society