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Title: Character Chinese Chime (The)
Author: Berkeley, Wayne
Description: Section in the band: Strike Up the Band.
Strike Up the Band won Band of the Year in the 1993 carnival competition.
Strike Up the Band was inspired by George Gershwin's work of the same name.
Costume is another version of Chinese Chime. See record 115.
Male costume consisting of a robe, head piece, shawl, chestplate and backpiece. The robe is elaborate, gold with a red brocade pattern, with an eye shaped pattern on the hems and borders. A green shawl with gold fringe and red borders is worn over the shoulders like armour. Red tights with a gold belt and buckle are worn underneath. The chestplate is a large gold medallion with an image of two fish facing each other on a red background and a Chinese symbol in the centre. The head piece is a gold hat shaped like a Chinese pagoda with three tiers. The back piece is a gold circle decorated in a green and red crenellated pattern. The costume is completed by the tasseled gold cords carried by the masquerader.
Source: Berkeley, Wayne 1993
Subject: Carnival Costumes
Keywords: COSTUMES - MALE; ORIENTAL; MUSIC; ROBE
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Title: Chinese Chime
Author: Berkeley, Wayne
Description: Section in the band: Strike Up the Band.
Strike Up the Band won Band of the Year in the 1993 carnival competition.
Strike Up the Band was inspired by George Gershwin's work of the same name.
Costume is another version of The Character Chinese Chime, inventory number 317.
Male costume consisting of a robe, head piece and standard. The robe is elaborate, floor length, red with gold fringe and an eye shaped pattern as borders. Simple green bathing trunks with a gold belt and buckle are worn underneath. The standard is a large gold medallion on a red pole; the medallion has an image of two fish facing each other with a Chinese symbol in the centre. The main image is surrounded by a bezel of studs and topped with a pointed Chinese design. There is a long tassel hanging from the base of the medallion. The head piece is a gold hat shaped like a Chinese pagoda. The costume is completed by a gold rattle with a tassel, carried by the masquerader.
Source: Berkeley, Wayne 1993
Subject: Carnival Costumes
Keywords: ORIENTAL; CHINESE; PAGODA; ROBE; MUSIC; ANIMALS; FISH
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Title: Oriental Fantasy
Author: Berkeley, Wayne
Description: Section in the band: Cirque des Follies.
Band created for St Maarten carnival 1997.
Cirque des Follies won Band of the Year in the 1997 carnival competition.
Berkeley: Cirque des Follies is a great mixture of costumes and situations, taken from the Follies Bergere and influenced by the 'Cirque du Soleil'. All the costumes are pure fantasy, and do not relate to any given place or time. It is more like a spectacle, a show of costumes, and in some way relates to jewelry.
Female costume consisting of a suit, headdress and back piece. The head piece is a helmet made of branches of white flowers on gold stalks, with a pink and white floral coronet on the crown and gold taselled combs hanging on either side of the temples, in the oriental geisha fashion; strings of white pearls are suspended from the combs. The suit is a one piece pink sequinned bathing suit with strings of pearls hanging from one hip. The back piece consists of pink feather boas attached to large purple fronds, worn low on the back almost to the hips. The costume is completed by a pair of pale pink elbow length gloves and a pair of tights patterned with a black lacy design on the shins.
Source: Berkeley, Wayne 1997
Subject: Carnival Costumes
Keywords: COSTUMES - FEMALE; CIRCUS; ORIENTAL; FAR EAST; GEISHA; ST MAARTEN CARNIVAL
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