These feather-shaped earrings were made from parfleche. The word parfleche comes from the French words Parer--defend and fleche--arrow. They were strong enough to be a shield to protect one's self from arrows; however, they were mainly used for containers to carry any number of personal items.
The parfleche is shaped and then painted to make these simple earrings. Some people aren't as flashy as other so if you like simple jewelry. THESE ARE FOR YOU!