Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Feathers, large and small, plain and colorful, have been used for millennia to enhance the beauty and power of clothing and other objects. Highlighting rare and beautiful pieces from the Peabody Museum’s collections, this small-scale exhibition explores the ways in which feathers have been used to signal or endow beauty, wealth, status, and spiritual well-being in cultures around the world.
From a mummy mask adorned with boldly colored feathers, to delicate feather inlay jewelry, In Fine Feather features unusual and rarely seen works of spiritual power and craftsmanship.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website