Quill Bracelets by Mildred Young, Lakota

Quill Bracelets by Mildred 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

Adjustable leather strap. These are one of a kind items that are also for sale to the general public in our gift shop. If you would like to know if a particular color or design is available before you place your order, please contact us. Otherwise, please specify color preference in Notes area upon checkout, and we will choose the design for you.

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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