feather cloth

feather cloth

[′feth·ər ‚klȯth]
(textiles)
Fabric in which small feathers are added for softness and decoration.
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For a critical discussion of the question who the producers and the users of feather cloth were, see Linnekin 1992:47-55.
The Inka used ceremonial feather cloths for gifts and royal dress.
Feather cloths were first produced in Ancient Peru by the south coast Paracas people (ca.
Great quantities of feather cloths were made for the Inka nobility and stored in royal storehouses for use on special festival days, initiation ceremonies or in death rituals.
Although the secrets of this symbolic vocabulary are now lost, the feather cloths and ornaments will always be highly prized for their esthetic beauty and the documentation of their value and use by the Spaniards affirms their significance.