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Thread #161296 Message #3832338
Posted By: Rumncoke
13-Jan-17 - 10:50 AM
Thread Name: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
Subject: RE: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
Perhaps someone could look for any reference to the wearing of pheasant feathers by border morris sides.
I have a strong suspicion that the blacking up has far more to do with the surreptitious acquisition of the former owners of the feathers than mocking skin colour - particularly as anyone working outside in all weathers would have a permanent tan.