Quill Medicine Wheels by Mildred Cathy Young, Lakota

Quill Medicine Wheels by Mildred Cathy Young, Lakota
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My name is Mildred Young, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. The art of Quillwork has been in my family for generations. I learned to do quillwork at the age of 14 from my mother Alice New Holy, a well-known Artist. The materials that are used are rawhide buckskin, porcupine quills, beads and dyes. Porcupine quill are moistened and wrapped around rawhide. - Mildred Young

The medicine wheel represents the sacred circle of life, its basic four directions, and the elements. It is a symbol of healing and health. 2"

Porcupine quillwork is an art form completely unique to North America.  Before the introduction of glass beads, quillwork was a major decorative element used by the peoples who resided in the porcupine's natural habitat.  Quills readily take dye so they can be a very colorful enhancement.

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Price $45.00