We love this headdress, as it's the only one we do with a mix of white and red feathers, creating a really striking look.
It's fun and free spirited while still being elegant and delicate. The perfect finishing touch for your festival outfit.
Lovingly made in Indonesia and imported by a BAFTS (British Association for Fair Trade Shops) it's a fair trade product.
A History of The Headdress
It is believed that the Sioux Indians created what is thought of as the traditional Indian headdress. This is the feathered headdress often seen on warriors and chiefs in paintings and pictures. Only the most brave and powerful of the tribe wore headdresses. People always associate Indian headdress with feathers, but do you know what the feathers represent? Warriors earned a feather each time he did something the tribe felt was a brave act. Once he had collected enough feathers, they were then made into a headdress. Because each feather had a special meaning, binding them together in a headdress made the headdress even more special.
Only the men, closest friends of the warrior, were involved in making the headdress. The most prized of all feathers to receive for an Indian headdress was the Golden Eagle feather. Because the Indians saw the eagle as a messenger of God, this feather could only be earned through hardship, loyalty, and strength.