After nearly a year of researching, designing and making our collection ‘A Quiver Calls’, its time to lay it to rest, to give ourselves space to work with new materials and ideas. From July 2–16, we will be offering up to 60% off everything in our shop ! Each piece is unique and handcrafted in our lab in Sydney, never to be made again. Click ' Shop Now ––· ' to see what we still have in stock...
PLEASE NOTE – we will be away from the studio from 3–12 July for a residency to develop our new collection (yay!). All orders made in this period will be shipped on Monday July 13th when we get back. We will still be in contact via our email and instagram if you have any questions or issues during this time.
'A Quiver Calls'
A QUIVER CALLS presents sixteen talismans in the families: ORE, IGNEOUS and BRISTLEBONE. Handcrafted in Australia from sterling silver, porcupine quills and pink rhodolite garnets, each talisman affords its wearer a metallurgic protection.
The porcupine has long been a symbol of self-protection, having evolved a bristling coat of banded spines. What was once soft hair has become weaponised to form hardened quills, to protect this humble creature in its nighttime wanderings.
The garnet – referred to as a carbuncle in ancient times – was imbued with the powers to protect against injury and poison, being worn by healers and warriors alike. Formed in the crucible of deep Earth, the garnets imperfections became petrified, a testament to anomalous beauty.
Like the spines on a porcupines back, the thorns sprouting from the trunk of a honey locust tree, and the garnet nestled in a battered amulet, the talismans of A QUIVER CALLS provide their wearer symbolic protection; mutants of divine defense.
– LOKI PATERA
A note from our quill supplier – “All our quills have been obtained through legal measures from dead porcupines or quills that have fallen out naturally. We do not kill the porcupine just for the quills.” Porcupines naturally shed quills, like we shed hairs, making it easy for them to be collected and sold without any harm to the animal.
photo Mia Rankin, styling Kurt Johnson, model Adam Zammit