FEATHER FASHION

Feast Your Eyes on These Beauties

 

COOL FACTS: FEATHERS

  • There are 10,000 different species of birds in the world.

  • Rarest Birds: Turquoise Browed Motmot; Asian Crested Ibis; Andean Cock-of-the-Rock; Kakapo; Hooded Pitohui; Quetzal; Great Curassow; Malachite Kingfisher; Helmeted Hornbill; Hoatzin; Indian Frogmouth; Ribbon-Tailed Astrapia and the Long-Wattlted Umbrellabird

  • The most beautiful bird in the world: Quetzal; Mandarin Duck; Green Headed Tanager

WANT MORE? Here's a few of the world's most exotic birds...

  • Jacobin Pigeons
  • Rainbow Lorikeet
  • Golden Pheasant
  • Quetzal
  • Hoopoe
  • Bali Bird of Paradise
  • Atlantic Puffin
  • Lear's Macaw
  • Kingfisher

COOL FACTS: FASHION

  • There is evidence that even Neanderthals wore feathers as ornamentation.
  • Indians used feathers in their headdresses.
  • Feathers were introduced into the fashion world as early as 1066 to exhibit social status.
  • Feather boas were worn since the 1820's.
  • Some of the top designers who incorporate feathers into their fashion are: Prada, Fendi and Burberry
  • During the 1900's, the USA started the Lacey Act to protect wildlife and the feather market began to fade.

 

 

 

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