Mocko Jumbie 14kt


Love St. John Carnival? What is more fun then the Mocko Jumbies? This handcast solid 14 karat yellow gold pendant is a perfect memento of this centuries old stilts walker that is still honored today in many parades and festival. Handmade by Tom and Alice Krall here on St. John.

Originating in Africa, the Mocko Jumbies were believed to have walked across the ocean to give spiritual support to the slaves in the Caribbean and with their towering height could foresee danger and evil. When slavery was abolished, the Mocko Jumbies became a joy-filled sight and are adorned with bright, festive colors and hats. They are considered a part of the traditions and heritage of the West Indian people.

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