- Feathers, Quills, & Scales
- Kizmit's Quill Necklace Charm
Kizmit's Quill Necklace Charm
Kizmit, the African Crested Porcupine, is covered in thick black and white striped quills that are meant to intimidate and protect the porcupine from predators like lions and hyenas. Unlike popular myth, porcupines can't shoot their quills. Crested porcupine quills are thick, hard, and very sharp at the end. This makes them excellent defensive weapons, but incredibly the quills are actually just modified hair. Which means that like hair or fur from any mammal, the quills naturally shed out one at a time and then new ones grow in their place. All the quills used in the necklaces were collected over the years after they were shed by Kizmit. The creations were made with love by our staff to celebrate Kizmit and to share a part of her with you. They are not a representation of indigenous art or culture. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
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