Turkeys Can Be Pretty, Too: Prints, Cards, Totems

Turkeys Can Be Pretty, Too: Prints, Cards, Totems

Tess Wilson
Nov 18, 2011

Turkeys aren't really known for being pretty, but have you ever seen wild turkeys? They're...okay, they're still kind of gangly, but in a mysterious, wild way. A handful of artists are celebrating the beauty of this underappreciated Thanksgiving icon…

Before we look at the pretty turkeys, let's get the most important thing taken care of: a group of turkeys is called a "rafter". Or a gobble, coveley, or flock, but I like rafter the best. How can I get a job on the multiples-of-animals naming committee?

• The talents at Wolfie & The Sneak honor the Florida wild turkey (or Osceola wild turkey) with this large archival print.
• This letterpress card, drawn by Natalie Sklobovskaya for Cardamom Press, may be my favorite rendering of a bird I've ever seen- and a turkey, no less!
le animale specializes in tiny animal totems, and this little turkey would be perfect to watch over your Thanksgiving festivities, ensuring properly-risen dough, brilliant brussels sprouts, perfect pies, and sparkling conversation.
Catherine Ledner has an animal print for almost any occasion, and the comes through with a glamorous turkey. Does the image of a turkey on carpet stress anyone else out?

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Images: As credited above.

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