Sacred Beauty : Quillwork of the Plains Women
30 pgs. Softcover.
This Exhibition Catalog documents many beautiful and often fragile examples of Native American quillwork. Most of these items belong to the museum collections of the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Contemporary examples demonstrate the ongoing artistry of modern quillwork.
The book describes the process of quillworking. It discusses how Native Americans acquired porcupine quills and how they prepared the animal hides they used as their canvas.
This is NOT a guidebook, but it provides many examples of ways crafters can use porcupine quills artistically.
Watch our video Porcupine Quill Work to learn more about this unique craft!
Read the Denver Art Museum leaflet on Porcupine Quillwork HERE!
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