Natural Appeal: The Striking Display Of Patterned “Pheasant” Feathers

Nature's Bold & Geometrical Allure:  Pheasant Feathers
Nature’s Bold & Geometrical Allure: Pheasant Feathers

Perhaps in late Autumn the acknowledgement of the pheasant feather seems to “mark” the season for this game bird of striking plumage. The Fall season seems to bring an appreciation of nature and the beauty of the feathers of the pheasant are certainly added to this. Alas, the feathered appeal of nature within our interiors. The plumage of Pheasant feathers as decoration within the interior offers natural interest and patterns of delight. Although the variations offer unique shapes and markings, these feathers enhance and embellish wherever they are used. The sleek shape almost holds a bold geometrical pattern of natural tones that create a striking display of natural style

Pheasant Feathers
Pheasant Feathers

Perhaps the most striking feather that we all recognize as a pheasant feather is that of the Ring-Neck pheasant. Known as a “hardy, wily game bird which possesses keen survival instincts”, the Ring-Neck pheasant is a favored hunt among sportsman. Hunted from late October through the end of December, the Ring-Neck pheasant has a native range that includes Central and Eastern Asia, China and Japan, the Ring-Neck pheasant was introduced to America in 1881. Interestingly, the Ring-Neck pheasant is now a hybrid resulting from a crossbreeding between English, Mongolian, Chinese and Japanese versions. Of note, the most substantial population in America is said to be within the “grain producing regions of the Midwest and the agricultural areas north of Virginia”. Alas, living in the Midwest, my chances of acquiring more of these patterned feathers is strong!

The Pheasant & The Beautiful Plumage Of Pheasant Feathers
The Pheasant & The Beautiful Plumage Of Pheasant Feathers

The tail feathers of the Ring-Neck are long and tapered. Of course, there are differences between the male and female in terms of color and plumage. The male “cock” is brilliantly colored with a white ring around the neck while the female “hen” is smaller and mottled brown. Variations, indeed. The distinctive markings on the male’s long feathers that are vividly striped variations in tan and dark brown tones 
will endure to provide beauty within our interior worlds…

Natural Tones Of Plumage: Pheasant Feathers
Natural Tones Of Plumage: Pheasant Feathers

A Striking Element Within The Interior:  Pheasant Feathers
A Striking Element Within The Interior: Pheasant Feathers

And of the celebratory events of life that are embellished with plumage of pheasants? Striking, elegant and memorable additions, for certain…

Celebratory Moments Of Life Embellished With Pheasant Feathers
Celebratory Moments Of Life Embellished With Pheasant Feathers
 Holiday Inspirations With  Pheasant Feathers
Holiday Inspirations With Pheasant Feathers

Consider the beauty of the pheasant feather. Whether a stunning statement in clusters of exotic array or a single feather that offers a statement of its own, the slender and tapered feather in natural rich brown and tan shades offer a touch of nature within our interior worlds.

No matter where these objects of natural interest are placed, whether long or shorter feathers from different variations of pheasants, the visual appeal of their plumage can certainly be appreciated. Style in nature, indeed.

Kristin

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