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quillwork

[kwil-wurk]
noun
  1. a type of decoration using softened and usually dyed porcupine or bird quills.
  2. an American Indian handicraft or utility item decorated in this manner.
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Historical Examples

  • This must have been a beautiful example of the buffalo-skin tipi, new and white, decorated with quillwork and tufts of hair.

    Villages of the Algonquian, Siouan, and Caddoan Tribes West of the Mississippi

    David Ives Bushnell