OPSA Feathers supply bleached or natural wing feathers 30cm and longer. The majority of our
product is supplied to the catering and design industry and is aimed at wedding venues &
florists for decorative use - View product gallery
View a short introductory video to Ostrich Wing Feather Grading
OPSA Feathers provides a wide variety of ostrich feather products to choose from. Our range of products include boa's, neck warmers,
hair pieces, pencils and key holders. - View product gallery
Stylish and elegant, Ostrich feathers are highly sought after for decorative purposes and have been
used to create impressive headdresses and costumes for the Moulin Rouge and Rio Carnival for many
decades. The most beautiful and symmetrical ostrich feather plumes are used – the white primary
feathers from the wings of the male ostrich.
Recently, ostrich feathers have also become popular in the Wedding & Catering industries.
The white feathers are used to decorate rooms or tables and small feathers dyed in bright colours
are used as an alternative to confetti.
The Prince of Wales's feathers is the heraldic badge of the Prince of Wales. It consists of three
white ostrich feathers emerging from a gold coronet. A ribbon below the coronet bears
the motto Ich
dien (German for "I serve").
Ostrich feathers are particularly suited for use in feather dusters. The ostrich feather is soft,
flexible and durable which makes it suitable for dusting even delicate objects.
The feathers of the flightless ostrich lack the tiny hooks (barbicles) that tie the barbs and
(the main & secondary branches of the feather) of normal feathers together, stiffening
them for flight. This 'looseness' of the feather causes it to build a static charge when rubbed
across a surface, attracting dust. The attracted dust can then be shaken out or rinsed off.
Ostrich feathers are non-allergenic.
Ostrich leather is considered one of the finest and most durable leathers in the world. An exquisite
leather, soft to the touch, flexible and durable - it features in the collections of many of the major
fashion houses including Gucci, Prada & Louis Vuitton.
More about our leather products
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