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Ostrich and Rhea Feathers

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Ostrich feathers or plumes were often worn as a sign of nobility in ancient times. Even today, the feathers are used as adornments in the fashion industry - and at the famed Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, their used in many of the elaborate costumes, masks and feather boas.