DIFFERENT KINDS OF FEATHERS

Diferent kinds of feathers

FEATHER OF EARLY FLYING ANIMALS

RESEARCH FROM TATE MODERN

The two birds have been seen as symbolising the death throes of imaginative freedom.

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER EXHIBITION(LONDON)

FASHION CHOTHE (MATERIAL:FEATHERS)

FEATHERS are very soft and can be very easy to manipulate.

FEATHER FUNCTIONS

Feathers can also function as camouflage,or as visual signals,helping to attract a mate.

FEATHERS AND RELIGION(CULTURE)

Feathers are sacred to many people, especially white feathers. The concept of feathers symbolizing flight, ascension, the gods,the freedom has been around since the beginning of time. Feathers - going back to those of flying dinosaurs - were regarded as both ceremonial and decorative.

Various birds and their plumages serve as cultural icons throughout the world, from the hawk in ancient Egypt to the bald eagle and the turkey (bird) in the United States.

FEATHERS AND NEANDERTHALS

Neanderthals plucked the feathers from falcons and vultures, perhaps for symbolic value, scientists find.This new discovery adds to evidence that our closest known extinct relatives were capable of creating art.We know that the use of bird feathers was very widespread and that humans have always attributed a broad and complex value to this practice, ranging from social significance and games to the production of ornamental and ceremonial objects.

FEATHER STRUCTURE

A contour feather's many barbs lock together with struts called barbules. Those that point to the feather's tip have tiny hooks that mesh with the facing barbules on the next bard.

HOW FEATHERS GROW

RESEARCH FROM TATE MODERN

FEATHERS & ARCHITECTURE

Wood Blocks and Steel Feathers: Architecture at SXSW , by architect Kory Bieg of OTA+ and his UTSOA design studio, was inspired by the lines of ribbed Gothic vaults and made of thousands of diamond-shaped, CNC-fabricated pieces of sheet steel.

USAGE OF FEATHERS ---QUILL PEN

A quill pen is a writing implement made from a moulted flight feather (preferably a primary wing-feather) of a large bird. Quills were used for writing with ink before the invention of the dip pen, the metal-nibbed pen, the fountain pen, and, eventually, the ballpoint pen. The hand-cut goose quill is rarely used as a calligraphy tool, because many papers are now derived from wood pulp and wear down the quill very quickly. However, it is still the tool of choice for a few professionals and provides an unmatched sharp stroke as well as greater flexibility than a steel pen.

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