Definitions

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  • noun uncountable The working of feathers into a cultural artifact.
  • noun countable A cultural artifact made with feathers.

Etymologies

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feather +‎ work

Examples

  • He's actually pretty likeable and charismatic, but definitely thinks highly of himself and his work (albeit with good reason: he's had pieces featured in W magazine and does "featherwork" for Marchesa).

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  • One final branch includes toys, leatherwork, stonecutting, wax, pattern-cut paper (papel picado), corn leaves, featherwork, straw painting (popoteria), and pasta de caña (sculpture made from a mixture using the inner core of cornstalks).

    The artesanias of Michoacan - an introduction

  • One final branch includes toys, leatherwork, stonecutting, wax, pattern-cut paper (papel picado), corn leaves, featherwork, straw painting (popoteria), and pasta de caña (sculpture made from a mixture using the inner core of cornstalks).

    The artesanias of Michoacan - an introduction

  • One final branch includes toys, leatherwork, stonecutting, wax, pattern-cut paper (papel picado), corn leaves, featherwork, straw painting (popoteria), and pasta de caña (sculpture made from a mixture using the inner core of cornstalks).

    The artesanias of Michoacan - an introduction

  • He also complains that his look is wearing him out because there is so much featherwork.

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  • As samples of Mexican treasures, along with featherwork, textiles, gold and jewels, Cortés sent a sack of beans to Carlos V.

    Fabulous frijoles: Mexico's versatile legumes

  • As samples of Mexican treasures, along with featherwork, textiles, gold and jewels, Cortés sent a sack of beans to Carlos V.

    Fabulous frijoles: Mexico's versatile legumes

  • Gone the sand pictures, the featherwork scenes, pictures without paint that so had charmed his childish mind: all that jumble of ornament and garnish that marked the high reign of the old Queen.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • Gone the sand pictures, the featherwork scenes, pictures without paint that so had charmed his childish mind: all that jumble of ornament and garnish that marked the high reign of the old Queen.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • There is evidence fr9m some of the memorials dug up around Mexico City that other states looked upon City-of-the-Pyramid as the apex of accomplishment, and the decorated pottery and featherwork produced in the high valley was treasured even as far south as present-day Guatemala.

    Mexico

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