12572_feather_finery.mp4

12572_feather_finery

Two women walk amidst a large flock of turkeys in Turlock, California. One of the women grabs a turkey by its feet, while the other picks feathers from a dead one hanging upside-down. In another room, she works on feather dresses, later dipping feathers into red dyes. She curls the feather quills using a knife. A bride is later seen wearing a feather gown with a feathered flower girl. A wedding commences with all the bridesmaid wearing turkey feather dresses as well. The flower girl scatters petals from a basket onto the ground. A priest stands in front of the married couple, then the bride and groom kiss at the end.

1940s
Color
Not Explicit