Referencing Caribbean cultures, she is inspired by the tropical and lush lands of the Caribbean, adorned with flowers native to the Caribbean and surrounded by Hummingbirds. We celebrate Peter Minshall’s first queen costume – Hummingbird.
Originally designed as part of four lead puppets representing Greater Manchester in the Queens Platinum Jubilee Pageant, Kaya is fun, friendly and full of colour and Carnival Magic. Let her bring those Caribbean Carnival vibes to your event.
Keya is dressed in clothing inspired by traditional Carnival characters from Trinidad & Tobago (Dame Lorraine) and Barbados (Mother Sally, representing fertility).
She can be joined by a solo dancer and flag bearer that wearing traditional Caribbean Carnival costume with colour scheme sympathetic to those reflected in the puppet (backpack costume). The flag design takes references from the Puppet and Caribbean Carnival heritage.