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Shervone Neckles, Velvet, fabric drawing, collage, caribbean artist, contemporary caribbean art, new york contemporary art, female body, black womanhood, african mythology, caribbean mythology, african diaspora, Grenada, Grenadian artist, afro-caribbean d
Terciopelo: Jab Jab Woman
Mixed Media, velvet, embedded spices and herbs with embroidery thread, glass beads and fabric trimming
40in x 30in

Jab Jab masqueraders are Caribbean carnival performers who cover themselves in molasses, burnt cane, black grease or a type of varnish. The Jab Jab performance is considered an act of resistance and rebellion referencing the emancipation of slaves in the Caribbean.