'Plumes: Ostrich Feathers, Jews and a Lost World of Global Commerce' (Sarah Abrevaya Stein)

Oxford Journals, Oxford University Press
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Journal of Design History, 2010, 23 (4), pp. 432 - 435
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Women's enormous Belle Epoque picture hats with their sweeping ostrich feather sprays, the falling ostrich capes and the stylish aigrettes of the years just before the Great War were not simply conjured up by 'man milliners' and 'madame' dressmakers working in cities and towns around the world. The components of these pure white or rainbow confections came from somewhere.
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