The Showgirl Coverup is an intricate, crocheted lace poncho, embellished with vintage iridescent braid, cabochons and beads. The lush ostrich boa fringe hangs in graded lengths all around the edge, allowing beautiful, flowing movement.
The iridescence in these trimmings is reminiscent of the interference colors in some feathers. Interference is a phenomenon which results from light beams hitting sub-microscopic physical structures within certain feathers. As the light passes through, it scatters and diffuses. Most iridescent colors are greens, blues, and violets. Historically, iridescent feathers were highly valued, and considered sacred.