Here's one interesting comment about the wearing of "ostrich feathers":
2. The symbols that are central to ancient Egyptian culture are exclusively African symbols such as the ostrich feather representing divine law; leopard-skin outfit worn by high priests and pharaohs; lotus flower representing spiritual transformation and also southern Egypt; sledge plant representing kingship in southern Egypt; ivory and granite used for utensils and construction respectively; the country name KMT meaning the black land or the land of black people; the southern orientation where the term imnty means both west and right (in the sense of direction), and i3bty means both east and left. Thus for the ancient Egyptians, on a map the region of Asia would be to the left rather than to the right. The animals in the Egyptian religious system are exclusively African such as Djehuty (baboon), Sekhmet (lion), Het-Heru (cow), Heru (Hawk), Anpu (jackal), Khepera (scarab beetle), etc. In the paintings and sculpture the standard color of the ancient Egyptian men was various shades of brown, and the women were depicted as tan, brown, and sometimes dark yellow. Both genders were also depicted with a black skin tone, particularly the men in various tomb scenes dating back to the Pyramid Age. The people of Kemet did not depict themselves as Asian or European types and are never shown with white or pale skin on authentic artifacts until the foreign period.