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Bermuda Gombey Dancer Made from Needlepoint, Glitter, Feathers, Mirrors, Yarn, and Sticks (Full View)

Bermuda Gombey Dancer Made from Needlepoint, Glitter, Feathers, Mirrors, Yarn, and Sticks (Full View)

Handcrafted gombey dancer from Bermuda. Gombey folklore reflects the Bermuda’s mix of African, Native American, Caribbean and British inhabitants. This figurine is created on a needlepoint canvas. He has a face mask made of paper, and a hat created with toothpicks, glitter, and colorful feathers. His body is decorated with mirrors, tassels and yarn. The colorful headdresses, painted masks, and decorated costumes are all characteristics of gombey dancers. Tag says: "Bermuda gombey. Made in Bermuda by Lary Harvey." The figure is 11 inches (28 cm) tall.

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Galleries: Adult, Feathers, Hat, Male, North America, Occupation or Action
Keywords: Atlantic, Bermuda, British, Caribbean, dancer, doll, feathers, figurine, figurine, glitter, gombey, headdress, island, male, man, mirrors, needlepoint canvas, painted mask,hand made, paper, yarn
Photo Location: FCIT Photo Studio, Tampa, FL
Photographer: Dr. Ann E. Barron
Date of Photo: 05/30/2013
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 0.05
F Number: 22
Original Dimensions: 3486×5520
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 28°3'40.85"N 82°24'36.26"W
Picture Number: 23335