Thanks for all the replies folks! I guess I should definitely mention that more so than anything, I use alot of tail/wing feathers as they seem to withstand a bit more. I'll message a few folks, thank you!
I want feathers and have much to give away. Not so special ones; but somehow ended upon a page how to prepare feathers.
But it was in Dutch :'( But written by an U.S. Indian American living here.
Apperently in many counries there a rules to ship them; but before shipping many things to keep them longer (how to wash them, comb them, putting something on them for preserving, including a new layer of wax).
I'm so sorry I can't share that page due to it being in a different language. Maybe someone can find one in English. But for any feather-lovers or people wanting to sell/give-away feathers; if you wash and preserve them in a way ; they can last REALLY long. They right way of preserverving them has a cool side-effect that they can not spread any diceases (and across borders it is a must!).. but having a cool dream-catcher that can last 200+ years
I pay special attention to the legal requirements of possessing feathers since I sell feather art. Many people tell me about their small feather collections so I thought I’d share a rough guide to what feathers you can have in the USA. I can have: Feathers from most birds that are not native to