Uses of Feathers in Fashion Accessories
Lecturer, Dept. of Fashion Design
KCC Women’s College (Affiliated by Khulna University)
A feather is an individual unit from a bird’s plumage that consists of a quill or hollow shaft surrounded by closely arranged parallel barbs. A feather usually tapers from the thicker part of the quill to the far tip.
Anatomy of Feathers:
A feather is composed of a horny stem , the quill, that has a smooth front and a grooved back. The flat portion of the feather is called the vane and is composed of many individual, small parallel filaments called barbs. At the base of the feather are fluffy, fuzzy filaments called flues or fluff.
Anatomy of feather
Uses of Feathers in Fashion Accessories:
Feathers have been used as a fashion accessories from the earliest times on 16th to modern time.Uses of feathers as a fashion accessories in many areas. These are
- Decorative hair ornaments .
- Necklaces .
- Body Ornaments.
- Decorate hats.
- Face mask
- Art and crafts
- Decorative scarves called boas.
- Surface ornamentation on dress
- Feather Bra
- Head band
- Home decoration
- Lamp shade
- Nail art decoration
- Feather wings
Decorative hair ornaments:
Decorative hair ornaments
Art and crafts:
Art and crafts
Decorative scarves called boas:
Feather boas scarves
Surface ornamentation on dress:
Baby head band
Feather clutch bag
Nail art decoration:
Gold peacock feather art decoration