Painted Feathers


In this print, pottery designs originating from the Pima and Tohono O’ogham tribes are superimposed on delicate hand-drawn feathers. In Southwestern americana, feathers have been popularly used as apparel, decor, and charm objects, a practice derived from native American culture. Rather than trying to mimic the traditional use of feathers, this print conveys the sense of lightness and fragility intrinsic to them while speaking of the handsome geometric motifs of Native American pottery.