Art of falcon feather repair thrives in Kingdom

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Sun, 2024-03-10 15:59

RIYADH: In the heart of Taif, the unique and time-honored tradition of feather imping, or mending, is thriving.

Known locally as tawseer, the meticulous craft is commonly used on birds of prey, particularly falcons, to replace a damaged feather with a healthy one, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

It involves the insertion of a donor feather, obtained either from the bird’s previous molting, or from another bird of the same or different species.

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