Vintage Mexican feather art birds in ornate wooden frames real feather paintings arteplumeria

$98.00

I've come across a lot of Mexican feather paintings and generally I pass on them, but this pair was so vibrant and the frames so ornate and in such good condition, I couldn't pass them up. One word of caution, though: feathers are real, and as organic vintage items, they are subject to decay. Some of the feathers in these paintings have, in fact, decayed, due to moth damage. Still, I bought the pieces as the frames alone are worthy of being rescued, and perhaps reused now or after the "paintings" have run their course. Called "arteplumaria" in Spanish, feature paintings pre-dated the Spanish entry into Latin America, as the indigienous peoples of that region used features to decorate almost every type of ceremonial garment used as well as weapons and art. From a website about this form of art: Certain artisans were given "permission to use feathers of the most sacred bird of the Aztecs, the quetzal, the killing of which was punishable by death. Artisans favored the feathers of the hummingbird and the sword-shaped quetzal feathers due to their brilliant green color, as well as the feathers of the tlauhquechol, a heron that yielded brilliant pink feathers and the zacuán, a yellow coastal bird. A less brilliant green came from parrots, brown from the pajaro vaquero, and black and white feathers from the ayacuán. Red came from a species of macaw." The method of the paintings offered here is a layering technique where feathers are glued onto a flat surface to create a piece with dimension and vivid color.

Each painting measures 9" by 16" and frames 11-1/2" by 18-3/8". The frames are in very good condition; the feather paintings less so yet even with the bit of moth damage--see Photos 3-4 for close ups--still worth displaying.

Incredible and beautiful art.

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