Peacock feathers – Colour Palette

In the early twentieth century in the United States, the peacock feather was a fashion fad.  It appeared in hatpins, belt buckles, fob charms, collar and cuff pins, shirtwaist sets and the eye of the peacock feather was copied onto the new spring ribbons.  I call this colour swatch peacock feather.

Beautiful hand drawn birds from the nineteenth century

These beautiful hand-drawn birds were taken from two books by Mary and Elizabeth Kirby; Beautiful Birds in Far-off Lands and Birds of Gay Plumage.