Pitchy Patchy

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Pitchy Patchy is a Jamaican Jankunu festival figure.

One of the original figures of Jamaican carnival, Pitchy Patchy is usually represented by a suit made of tattered, colorful pieces of cloth. Pitchy Patchy's role in the carnival is to keep masqueraders and the surrounding crowd in order by cracking a cattle whip. [1]


  1. ^ Rock It Come Over: The Folk Music Of Jamaica- Olive Lewin