The delicacy, resiliency, and exquisite beauty of feathers have captivated people for centuries. Almost every culture has used feathers in some manner to enhance personal adornments, sacred or ritual objects, and decorative arts. Feathers also have many functional uses, down comforters and quill pens come readily to mind.
We are always looking for fun accessories during boudoir sessions and feathers are just one of the gorgeous ways we can bring color, femininity and sensuality into your session. Below are some Fun Feather Facts!
**Feathers are composed of about 91% protein, 8% water, and 1% lipids.** The type of protein in feathers is called keratin, a sulfur containing, fibrous protein. The structure of the keratin gives the feather its strength and suppleness.
**Feather color occurs because of two different phenomena.** The first involves the absorption of specific wavelengths of light by certain chemical molecules in the feathers. The unabsorbed light is seen as colored. For example, melanins form brown, dull yellow, or black pigments. Carotenoids form the brighter yellow, reds, and oranges. The second phenomenon is caused by the structure of the feather.
And without further ado, come see me with some feathers and I’ll even extend to you a complimentary 8×10.