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Oceania feather cape
Hawaiian nobility donned these “red garments” in ceremonies and battle and later gave them to Europeans as gifts.

Feather cape














Folio from a Qur'an, 14th century, ink on paper, 13 1/5. x 5 1/5" (The Brooklyn Museum)
The Islamic world turned writing into an art, but it’s the decoration, not the script, that sets these folios apart.

Mamluk Qur’an