Naturally white plumes from the male ostrich are clipped from the bird with no harm, and are washed and dried by the ostrich farmer. They can range between 20-30 inches long with herl (fibers) width that can exceed 12 inches across.
The wing plumes have a thicker stems than drabs. "Feminas" are a type of wing plume similar but from the female. They are of a somewhat lesser quality but still very nice. Popular colors include white, black, ivory, pink, red, purple, and turquoise. Specialty colors include lavender, light blue, lime, green, brown, yellow, teal, blue and gold.
SUGGESTED USES: Ostrich Feathers are used for Carnival Costumes, Masks, and Headdresses, Wedding & Holiday Decor (Ostrich Feather Eiffel Tower or Palm Trees), as Feather Pens, Feather Fashion Design & Accessories, Millinery (hat design), Arts & Crafts, and more.