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The Ostrich Feather Boas

In 1885 the town of Oudtshoorn was declared the ostrich capital of the world due to ostrich feather sales. Feathers were known as ‘white gold’ and were sold in Europe for the same price of gold. Today ostrich feathers make up approximately 6% of the total income of the ostrich industry but there are still…