Jun 14, 2011 9:40 AM
Looking to hop on the feather band wagon? You can conduct that whole mother effing train with the Spell Crown Headband ($135). Cock-a-doodle-doo baby.
I'm hoping this is just poking fun at the recent crazy feather trend...and no body is actually planning on wearing this.
It reminds me of something a child would make at camp.
You do realize this is cultural appropriation at its worst, right?
agree with the last 3 commenters, offensive and you must know that people's cultures are NOT a trend. those feathers are sacred to native americans and not just anyone is supposed to wear them. this is the second time i've felt like i've had to comment about the quality of this blog going down considerably. sad.
The feathers and the whole piece are Australian. They don't actually touch Native American culture. Head dresses aren't specific to one culture. Neither are trends. Or hippies.
Actually... 1) hippies borrowed that particular look from Native American culture, as with many other of the hippie "earth movement" (mis)appropriations that tended to stereotype Native culture; 2) while feathered head dresses do appear cross-culturally, it is traditionally in connection with native groups (including the Maori and some indigenous Australian peoples) - I don't think saying it's Australian makes this any better; 3) just because the piece is Australian doesn't mean it doesn't "touch Native American culture"; 4) the designer also offers "Pocahontas Warrior Boots" (*ahem*) shown worn with this very head dress.
Okay, everyone, let's calm down and take a couple'a deep breaths. In. Out. In. Out.
We, obviously, did not design this headpiece and cannot comment on the designer's intentions, good, bad, or otherwise. The text of our post was *meant* to be a humorous commentary on the whole hippie/hipster hair feather/headband/necklace/etc trend, and hipster trends in general, but obviously got misinterpreted, and for that, we do apologize. We meant no offense to any ethnic groups whatsoever.
Interestingly enough, I actually didn't have a problem with the original post, given the tone it was written in (I got the joke). I just felt the need to reply to Magzilla's reply to the comments.
We totally got that, Karie...so know that you were understood. :D
We could just see it starting something, and decided to put it to rest.
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