Oregon grape

Learn how Oregon grape was used to dye quills.

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Learn how the porcupine and Oregon grape intersect in the sacred art of quilling.


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Oregon grape


Usage of the root (0:41)
Dye porcupine quills (1:15)
Using porcupine quills is sacred (2:10)
Quill work (2:45)
Identification (4:22)
The sacred work using quills (5:00)
Porcupine hair brush (10:20)
Porcupine dinner for elders (12:05)
Quill worker respect (13:40-19:21)