Feather Shoulder Ornament

Wooden rods are strung together to create this feather shoulder ornament, which would have been worn during a festival dance in 19th century Bolivia. Polychromatic feathers are arranged to create images of humans, animals, nature, and sometimes mythical creatures. The images are created in a way that resembles a mosaic, which is why these have been called a “feather mosaic.”

The feathers used come from various types of parrots and local birds. This piece has been mounted on an acrylic cylinder, which is mounted to a metal stand.

Circa: 19th c.

Origin: Bolivia

Material: Feathers mounted on wood, metal and acrylic base

Condition: Good antique condition, mounted

Dimensions: 5" H X 8" Dia

Inventory number: WR3799



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