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Our MCUK Queen Farrah Grant wearing the Turks and Caicos National Costume!

Our MCUK Queen Farrah Grant wearing the Turks and Caicos National Costume! The development of this costume came from the styles of clothing worn by past inhabitants and enslaved Africans. On the national costume there are eight distinct colours. Each colour on the sleeves and the hem of this is representative of one or a few of the islands and cays and the symbols of national identity.


MCUK Queen Farrah Grant wearing the Turks and Caicos National Costume
MCUK Queen Farrah Grant wearing the Turks and Caicos National Costume

  • RED, the colour of the fruit found on the national plant, the Turks Head Cactus was chosen to represent the nation’s capital, Grand Turk.


  • WHITE was chosen to represent Salt Cay. The colour symbolises the salt and the salt industry.


  • ORANGE was chosen to represent South and East Caicos. The colour symbolises the Spiny Lobster and fish and reflects the fishing industry in the “Big South.”


  • TAN was chosen to represent Middle Caicos. The colour is taken from the raw material (thatch) that once covered the roofs of the houses. It is also used to make straw hats, baskets and brooms.


  • GREEN was chosen to represent North Caicos and Parrot Cay. The colour symbolises the fruit trees and other types of trees that flourish in these the most fertile of all the islands.


  • TURQUOISE was chosen to represent the islands of Providenciales, Pine Cay and West Caicos. The colour is reminiscent of the beautiful turquoise waters that surround the islands on which the famous Caicos fishing sloops sail.


  • PINK was chosen to represent the beautiful conch shell, flamingos and the numerous uninhabited cays that make up the chain of islands.


  • YELLOW represents the nearly unbroken 365 days of sun shining down on all the islands and cays



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