quillwork

noun
quill·​work | \ ˈkwil-ˌwərk How to pronounce quillwork (audio) \

Definition of quillwork

: ornamental work in porcupine or bird quills

Examples of quillwork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Indigenous design isn’t relegated to historical artifacts; traditional techniques such as beadwork, quillwork, and hide tanning are still being innovated upon and incorporated into the work of Indigenous artists today. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 12 Oct. 2020 Also going on display will be a bag, known as quillwork, that was used by a Native American soldier. Fox News, 16 Aug. 2019 Demonstrations include flint knapping, 17th century medicines, open hearth cooking, quillwork, finger weaving, military drills and arms and armor. Courant Community, 15 May 2018 Demonstrations include flint knapping, 17th century medicines, open hearth cooking, quillwork, finger weaving, military drills and arms and armor. Courant Community, 15 May 2018 Demonstrations include flint knapping, 17th century medicines, open hearth cooking, quillwork, finger weaving, military drills and arms and armor. Courant Community, 15 May 2018 Demonstrations include flint knapping, 17th century medicines, open hearth cooking, quillwork, finger weaving, military drills and arms and armor. Courant Community, 15 May 2018 Demonstrations include flint knapping, 17th century medicines, open hearth cooking, quillwork, finger weaving, military drills and arms and armor. Courant Community, 15 May 2018 Demonstrations include flint knapping, 17th century medicines, open hearth cooking, quillwork, finger weaving, military drills and arms and armor. Courant Community, 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of quillwork

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Quillwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quillwork. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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