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[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’
- ‘For example, since the porcupine quillwork was taking much too long, they decided to use a combination of quills and beads.’
- ‘It has been over 50 years since porcupine quillwork was used as the primary decorative motif on Gwich'in jackets, slippers, and gloves.’
- ‘The decoration fashioned in beads, paint, and quillwork served to summarize the common values of the wearers - generosity, honor, and bravery.’
- ‘The costuming is wonderfully authentic, and as fine quillwork as I've ever seen done.’
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