The Three Taino Kings

In 2009, I was commissioned by El Museo del Barrio to design and make the new Three Kings. The new kings bring to life the culture and cosmology of the Taino culture -the original people of the Caribbean- in a celebration of color, nature and myth. These giant puppets are 14 feet tall and move gracefully every January 6th on the streets of Spanish Harlem.

Movement and structure Chris Moffett
Photos: Sol Aramendi and Chris Moffett

Topics: public art, Taino culture, syncretism and identity,

  • Type puppets

Photo by Sol Aramendi

Photo Sol Aramendi