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Uses of Feathers in Fashion Accessories

Uses of Feathers in Fashion Accessories
Jahanara Akter
Lecturer, Dept. of Fashion Design
KCC Women’s College (Affiliated by Khulna University)
Khulna, Bangladesh
Email: fashionelongation@gmail.com


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 featherAnatomy 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
  • Handbags
  • Nail art decoration
  • Earrings
  • Bracelet
  • Footwear
  • Feather wings

Decorative hair ornaments:

Decorative hair ornamentsDecorative hair ornaments


NecklessNeck less

Body Ornaments:

Body ornamentsBody ornaments

Decorate hats:

Decorate hats

Face mask:

Face maskFace mask

Art and crafts:

Art and craftsArt and crafts

Decorative scarves called boas:

Decorative feather boa scarvesFeather boas scarves

Surface ornamentation on dress:

Feather dressFeather dress

Feather Bra:

Feather braFeather bra

Head band:

Baby head bandBaby head band

 Home decoration:

Home decorationHome decoration

Lamp shade:

Lamp shadeLamp shade


Hand bagsFeather clutch bag

Nail art decoration:

Gold peecock feather art decorationGold peacock feather art decoration


Feather earringsFeather earrings





Feather wings:

Feather wingsFeather wings



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