Mahogany is a group of multi-disciplinary artists who design and create large scale kinetic sculptures/carnival costumes utilising the human body in the art form of “Mas Making”, Masquerade or Street Theatre.
The group was created by designer,
Clary Salandy and structural engine Michael Ramdeen to develope techniques of costume design and construction and to heighten the understanding of Carnival and Carnival Arts. Their inspiration originates from involvement in the Trinidad Carnival, one of the world’s most magnificent celebrations.
Formed in1989, Mahogany has gone from strength to strength and their success in design is now recognised world wide. Mahogany has been instrumental in introducing the art form of MAS-MAKING across the UK. They are the seminal force in educating European communities in the development of Carnival. Their award winning collaborations have been featured in the Caribbean, London, Paris, Nice, Sweden, United States and Trinidad and act as a catalyst for bringing together people from culturally diverse backgrounds.