"a feathered comb she’d found on the street"
In Victorian fashion
, hats and hairpieces were lavish affairs of fruit, ribbons, flowers, jewels and feathers. Many plumes came from exotic birds hunted in the Florida Everglades, which lead to a severe decimation of the feathered population there and some of the world’s first environmentalists attempting to stop the hunting.
Instructions for making your own Victorian-style feathered hairpiece.