Definition of quillwork in English:

quillwork

Line breaks: quill|work
Pronunciation: /ˈkwɪlwəːk
 
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noun

[mass noun]
A type of decoration for clothing and possessions characteristic of certain North American Indian peoples, using softened and dyed porcupine quills to make elaborate applied designs: lovely birchbark baskets decorated with porcupine quillwork
More example sentences
  • It has been over 50 years since porcupine quillwork was used as the primary decorative motif on Gwich'in jackets, slippers, and gloves.
  • For example, since the porcupine quillwork was taking much too long, they decided to use a combination of quills and beads.
  • The decoration fashioned in beads, paint, and quillwork served to summarize the common values of the wearers - generosity, honor, and bravery.

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