Lionel Jagessar Snr.

Lionel Jagessar Snr. is a recipient of a Humming Bird silver medal award in 1999 and one of the premier mas designers in the Carnival arena. He does Native American mas (commonly referred to as “Indian Mas”) and is an icon in south Trinidad. The band leader, designer and chairman of Lionel Jagessar and Associates has been producing Mas for over 40 years. Mr. Jagessar uses many different art forms to express himself such as 3D wire bending, carving, moulding and cane skills. He is a self-taught sign painter and screen printer who designs using theme methods which have gained him recognition locally and internationally. Fancy Indian Mas is his area for this year’s Mentoring program.