Definition of Quillwork

1. Noun. decorative textile embellishment made from porcupine quills by certain Native Americans ¹



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Definition of Quillwork

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quillwork

quiller
quillers
quillet
quillets
quilling
quillings
quillion
quillions
quillman
quillmen
quillon
quillons
quillow
quillows
quills
quillwork (current term)
quillworks
quillwort
quillwort family
quillworts
quilly
quilombo
quilombos
quilt
quilt show
quilted
quilted bedspread
quilted suture
quilter
quilters

Literary usage of Quillwork

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1. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico V. 1/4 by Frederick Webb Hodge (2003)
"quillwork, formerly widespread, was generally superseded by beadwork, and the native dyes employed in the art have fallen almost into disuse. ..."

2. The Indian Tribes of the Upper Mississippi Valley and Region of the Great by Emma Helen Blair, Nicolas Perrot, Morrell Marston, Thomas Forsyth, Paul Radin, Gertrude M. Robertson (1911)
""All designs in quillwork were made up of wide or narrow lines, each composed of a ... Some of the designs in quillwork were undoubtedly originated by men, ..."

3. Villages of the Algonquian, Siouan, and Caddoan Tribes West of the Mississippi by David Ives Bushnell (1922)
"The smaller end is bound or braided with tanned skin, to serve as a handle, and around the upper end of the wrapping is a band of quillwork similar in ..."

4. Canada by Jane M. Coe (1995)
"The Micmac women of the Northeast made especially beautiful quillwork. Evening bags decorated with Micmac quillwork were once very fashionable in England. ..."

5. The Furniture of Our Forefathers by Esther Singleton, Russell Sturgis (1906)
"... a little below the Orange-Tree, where young Ladies may be taught Wax-work, Transparent and Filligree, painting on glass, quillwork and Feather- work, ..."

6. North American Indians of the Plains by Clark Wissler (1920)
"100) and reached a high degree of excellence among the Dakota and Mandan. The technical aspect of bead and quillwork of the ..."

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