From their announcement:
For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.
We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.
Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.
See is that so fucking hard?
Bartolomeo Manfredi (or, style of)
Maidservant from ‘Denial of Saint Peter’ (fragment)
Italy (c. 1620)
Oil on Canvas, 98 x 101.5 cm.
National Trust, UK.
After Christ’s arrest, the High Priest Caiphus questioned him in his house. Meanwhile, Peter was standing in the courtyard when a maidservant recognised him. She is pointing, saying ‘You were there too, with this man from Nazareth, this Jesus’, whilst soldiers sit nearby. Peter denied knowing Christ three times before the cock crowed, as Christ had foreseen. This is a fragment of a much larger painting that would, no doubt, have included the figure of Peter on the left.