quillwork

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

quill +‎ work

Noun[edit]

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quillwork (countable and uncountable, plural quillworks)

  1. Decorative textile embellishment made from porcupine quills by certain Native Americans.
    • 2013, Jeffrey D. Anderson, Arapaho Women's Quillwork: Motion, Life, and Creativity (page 61)
      On the each end was a leanback made of willow rods tied together in a tapered trapezoidal form set at an angle. Covers of buffalo hide with the hair on and quillwork designs were draped over the leanback and bed surface.