Feather headdress (with figurative mosaic pattern)
Nazca culture, c.400 AD
Feathers, 32 x 32 cm
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.