While it would be accurate to say that turkey feather and rabbit fur blanket weaving has sustained its initial level of popularity within turkey and rabbit communities, it is on the decline within human communities. If you would like to see how it is done, then join Caroline Lovato of Santo Domingo Pueblo for a demonstration of this dying art on at Petroglyph National Monument on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 25, 26 and 27 from 10am to 4pm for Cultural Demonstration: Turkey Feather and Rabbit Fur Blanket Weaving by Caroline Lovato. For more info on this free, all-ages event see nps.gov/petr. (Clarke Condé)
Sunday May 26, 2019
Albuquerque, NM 87120
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Santo Domingo Pueblo's artist is demostrating this ancient tradition only known by a few living Pueblo people as she shares this dying tradition.
Step back in time with Caroline Lovato of Santo Domingo Pueblo and discover the Pueblo tradition of weaving turkey feathers and rabbit fur into blankets, cloaks, feather beds and fur beds. This ancient tradition is only known by a few living Pueblo people so we are very fortunate to have Caroline share this dying tradition with you.
Caroline will set up on the visitor center patio, weather permitting, and will demonstrate the technique of weaving turkey feathers and rabbit fur right before your eyes.
This demonstration is open to the public and free to attend. This demonstration is possible by support from Western National Parks Association (WNPA) and the New Mexico Humanities Council, which is supported by grants from National Endowment for the Humanities.