Archaeologist demonstrates how to weave a turkey feather blanket

Turkeys were a key herd animal of many indigenous peoples in the western hemisphere, and one of the main products was the soft feathers that could be woven into blankets. Archaeologist Mary Weahkee shows how it was done.

In the video, she says that these feathers come out of turkeys without causing them to bleed. Lots of other interesting facts and some cool examples of decorative feather uses, too.

Image: YouTube / Museum of Indian Arts and Culture