Through the ages people have made beautiful things for themselves and others by using materials from their nearby environment. Birds are known to do the same, especially when seeking to attract a mate.
New Zealand artist Karley Feaverhas taken this adornment to a bizarre level decorating stuffed birds with human hair, precious metals, feathers and wood.
She says, “For some, hair has no fixed meaning but for others it has powerful meanings and can retain the aura and energy of its owner. It also has great social significance, as does a bird’s plume or an animal’s coat. It is an indication of status and an artefact of the soul”.