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mbaeker92
04-12-2005, 10:34 PM
Hello,

this is my first posting here; I hope it is the right place to ask this
question.

I am looking for a reference on the use of bird feathers as armor by
human warriors. I dimly remember having read about this in context with
Japanese samurai and also with Aztecs.

I would like to use this as an example in a lecture, so I want to be sure
I don't tell some urban myth to the students.

If anybody could provide me with information (references, links, whatever)
I'd be grateful.

Thanks,

Martin.


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