There is a resurgence of Native American headdresses nowadays. Yes, it has always been a classic and visually stunning piece appreciated by everyone who sees it (regardless of nationality or ethnicity), but there seems to be an even greater awareness and preference to this style of headdress in the recent years.
In the years before, we have seen Indian feathered headpieces grace the catwalks of Victoria’s Secret and Chanel. There was a lot of controversy that surrounded that, but that didn’t stop people from talking about it and making it even more popular than ever.
If you look at brands and their fashion campaigns, some of them incorporate Indian inspired looks into their collection, even adding the headdress in some of their advertisements. Again, this has offended some groups of people, but this is not meant to disrespect them, but to appreciate the significance and celebrate the acknowledged art that is within the Indian headdress.
Aside from fashion catwalks, you will also see a lot of native American headdress for sale because of costume parties and the like. Rave party attendees in particular, seem to have an affinity for donning an Indian headdress to these events. As you may know, rave parties are vibrant, youthful and sometimes wild festivals and young people like expressing themselves in unique and interesting ways, that is why they are drawn to the Native American costumes.
Definitely if you are planning to buy a feathered Indian headdress, you have to be more careful where you wear them or the reasons why you wear them. Even celebrities with Native American blood have gotten flack for being seen wearing them. It is not just a fashion trend to some people, but a deeply significant thing that should never be trivialized.
After all, only the most revered elders and the bravest of warriors have earned the right to wear a feathered Indian headpiece. These individuals have earned it through brave, often life threatening feats and so owning a headdress is representative of their loyalty, strength, valor and commitment to their tribe and heritage.
This is not to say that having a headpiece in your possession is not allowed. Not at all. People are given the freedom to dress the way they want, and if that means wearing a beautiful Indian headdress, then that means they can buy one for themselves.
There are more than a few places where you can buy one of these headpieces. You may find that some sites have better quality headdresses than others. What you buy is really dependent on your reasons. If you do not want to spend much, then you can go for a cheaper headdress, although they will not last very long and you will have the same piece as a lot of people. If however you don’t mind spending a few dollars more for a one of a kind piece, then you can purchase from specialty stores that employ expert craftsmen to create one of these works of art for you.