Keeping the ancients warm: Ancestral Puebloans created turkey feather blankets

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Keeping the ancients warm: Ancestral Puebloans created turkey feather blankets

Archaeologist and anthropologist Mary Weahkee with the New Mexico State Cultural Affairs Office poses with the turkey feather blanket she made using 17,000 feathers. This could be the first such replica of an Ancestral Puebloan blanket created in the last 800 years. Weahkee made all the yucca fiber cordage and then inserted each single feather.

Keeping the ancients warm: Ancestral Puebloans created turkey feather blankets

Archaeologist and anthropologist Mary Weahkee with the New Mexico State Cultural Affairs Office poses with the turkey feather blanket she made using 17,000 feathers. This could be the first such replica of an Ancestral Puebloan blanket created in the last 800 years. Weahkee made all the yucca fiber cordage and then inserted each single feather.
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