Feather Headdress (malachite green)

Feather Headdress (malachite green). Nazca culture, c.400 AD, 25 x 37 cm

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Feather Headdress (malachite green)

Nazca culture, c.400 AD

Feathers, 25 x 37 cm

PH0195


Feathers are a rare and valued commodity imported from the Amazonian basin. The journey in those times to collect the bundles from the forest tribes was not only arduous but also perilous. Such feathers being a great luxury were only worn by the dignitaries, priests, and warlords as symbols of status and power. 

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Feather Headdress (malachite green)
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