Culture is made up of individual elements called cultural traits. A group of related traits or elements is a pattern. Culture traits may be divided in material culture or immaterial culture. Material culture consists of all tangible things that are made by member of a society. It includes such architectural buildings, cuisine, economic organisation, painting and artistic creations. Immaterial culture refers to society norms, beliefs, superstitions and values that guide their behaviour. Architectural Buildings MATERIAL ASPECTS In the larger and older communities, the legacy of French and British occupation is clearly visible. The architectural styles reflect a strong European influence but have been modified by bright colours and decorative accessories such as hallow eggshells placed on the tips of a cactus branch. Underwater Sculpture Park Underwater gallery of sculptures in Molinere Beauséjour Marine, that reflects Grenada’s culture. Fashioned from a variety of media but predominantly from simple substrates including concrete and rebar, they create an ideal substrate, relatively fixed and permanent, on which marine life may develop. They are sympathetically located to enhance the reef, making natural use of its varied topography of craggy gullies and sun-dappled sandy patches.
Ethnic groups About 82% of the population are black, primarily the descendants of former African slaves. Those of mixed African and European origin account for about 13% of the population. Europeans and Asian Indians account for about 5%. A small number are Arawak/Carib Amerindians. Cultivation Britain took over from France in 1763 under the Treaty of Paris and again (having meanwhile lost control) in 1783 under the Treaty of Versailles. Britain introduced the cultivation of cacao, cotton and nutmeg. Grenada is known as the "Island of Spice" due to its production of nutmeg (Grenada’s Gold) and mace crops, of which it is one of the world's largest exporters. Their main export partners are Nigeria, St. Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, St.