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Dustings (plumeros)

I met him at the corner of the Hotel, waiting for customers, the color ones called my attention

They are made with the feathers of Rhea, a kind of ostrich, natural of America, smaller, they prefer open fields, dominated by grass, and usually they are at less than 1200 meters high
They are chassed mainly by their leather, to make clothes, (beautiful and expensive ones), feathers (for dustings) so nowadays is difficult to find them, no common anymore

The seller told me that because of very high prices, he is now also selling some (the color ones) made of synthetic material and little ones made of wool

The way he works
Traveling all the time from North to South (he has customers along the Chilean territory) approx. 4300 km/ 2671ml
He was going to stay some 3 days in San Pedro so people/customers have time to know he has arrived, returning in 4 months, more or less

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Additional Photos by Maria Ocampos (nikkitta) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1842 W: 12 N: 3675] (14606)
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