Native Americans have used Porcupine Quills to embellish many items starting before contact with Europeans. They have created unique and beautiful designs on clothing, baskets, bags and other items. Quillwork is a truly traditional Native American craft.
To use Quills, the crafter softens them in water to make them pliable. Then the crafter flattens or wraps the quills to create a design.
We offer Porcupine Quills in both natural white and a selection of colors.
- Light Blue
- Dark Blue
You can buy quills in 1/4 oz or 1 oz packages. Quills measure about 2″ long (1″-3″). (Remember, quills are hollow and lightweight. 1 oz packages contain over 3000 quills).
Watch our video Porcupine Quill Work to learn more about this unique craft!
For more information, view the Denver Art Museum leaflet on Porcupine Quillwork HERE!