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'Cockatoo' performance costume used in Flag Handover Ceremony during the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games Closing Ceremony

Made in Australia, Oceania, 1987.
Consists of a headdress, body harness, shorts, tail and wings. The headdress is built on a frame made from metal and felt, decorated with white feathers around the base and large yellow feathers in the centre. The body harness is built on a corset that has been covered with synthetic white material. The shorts are made from skin coloured elasticised synthetic material. A curved metal framework forms the shape of the tail. The framework has been covered with white synthetic material. There is a harness at the top of the tail to attach the tail around the waist of the wearer. The two wings consist of a metal frame covered in white synthetic material. The wings attach to the body harness by two metal screws. Strips of synthetic white, yellow and black material have been attached across the surface of the body harness, shorts, tail and wings to give a feathered effect.
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