There might not be any actual birds in this bird border but there’s certainly plenty of feathers. Lots and lots of beautiful peacock feathers. And, there’s a matching, smaller peacock feathers bouquet illustration too.
Included in a novel, published in 1891, this peacock feather heading remains but a black and white illustration. No doubt a piece used by the publisher in other works as well. But, I’ve seen so many wonderful mixed media projects using borders like this one. Add a bit of color and it could easily become a work of art all on its own.
The border illustration above is shown a bit smaller because it wouldn’t fit on the page otherwise. Simply click on it to view and access the largest version we have.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.