Peacock Feather from an Indian Peafowl in Box Frame (Pavo cristatus)
- Availability: In Stock
- Product Code: 1961
- Reward Points: 19
- Price in reward points: 190
A stunning Peacock feather in a handmade wooden frame mounted on high-quality acid-free conservation board. The latin and common names are printed underneath the specimen.
The Indian peafowl is a large and brightly coloured bird native to South Asia, the massively popular bird has been introduced into lots of other parts of the world. The male or "Peacock" is the strikingly coloured of the pair. It has a blue body and a fan-like tail which is covered with colourful feathers which each carry an eyespot, as you can see in the photo. The bird is widely celebrated in Hindu and Greek mythology and is the national bird of India.
In Greek mythology, the peacock was created by the god Hera, he created the bird from Argus who has 100 eyes. The feathers on the fail symbolise the "vault of heaven", and the eyes of the stars. This represents all-seeing knowledge. In Bhiddist philosophy, the peacock is a representative of wisdom. the feathers have also been known to be used in rituals. In Christianity, the peacock symbolises resurrection and immortality.
Latin Name: Pavo cristatus
Distribution: South Asia
Prepared: In our UK workshop.
Frame: Handmade in our workshop.
Frame Size: 9 x 7 Inch.
Please Be Aware: The specimen that you will receive may differ in size, shape or colour very slightly since you are purchasing a natural product.
This would be a beautiful addition to your home or office.