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In some African languages, the word “head” implies “leader.” Hats are used accordingly as indicators of status. In the Congo, eagle feathers trim the hats belonging to the highest official because eagles are the most powerful birds in the daytime sky. Lesser officials wear owl, parrot and guinea-fowl feathers – the latter adorn the top of this hat.


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Where else have you seen feathers used as decoration?

responded: Jun 17, 2010

Posted by Andrea Dixon

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The use of feathers on garments is a popular fashion trend right now. The most notable celebrity (who possibly spearheaded this fashion trend in recent years) is Brandon Flowers of the Killers. He has gotten many jackets custom made for him by designers like Dolce & Gabbana with feather epaulets and many other celebrities have followed suit. Check out this blog if you are interested in celeb fashion and feathers: http://thesponge-dani.blogspot.com/2009/12/brandon-flowers-trendsetter-feathers-on.html

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