So, I am sorry for the delays in between posts (I have been aiming for one every other day) but you see I filled up the memory space on my laptop, so I have been trying to shift stuff off onto an external hard drive (which takes a while)
Anyway, excuses out of the way... yesterday I went to Oxford on an art trip from college. I visited the Pitt Rivers and the Ashmolean museum, which both had some very interesting things in. I might do a few posts on what I saw as there was so much. The Pitt Rivers was particularly overwhelming as it had so many things packed into one space (including shrunken heads, swords, old musical instruments... and a witch in a bottle!)
So here is a selection of the amazing feathered headresses from the Pitt Rivers.. Hope you like them!
|I love the colours of this head dress. Its a South American Chiefs head dress, made from blue and red macaw feathers, and green parrot feathers.|
|Chicken feathers make up this hat.|
|Another South American piece, this one is made from parrot and black powis feathers. I love the layering of the different coloured and lengths of feathers.|
|South America, head ornament with parrot feathers. Must be one amazing parrot!|
|Macaw and hawk feathers.|
|A head ornament worn by boys when impersonating evil spirits (according to the label)|
|This is a breast ornament made from parrot beaks! I couldn't believe that it was actual parrot beaks.|
Just a very small sample of what I saw yesterday.
I will try to organise some more interesting images together.
xox Niamh xox