The BRISTLEBONE TALISMAN features a porcupine quill tip emerging from a sterling silver hilt, flanked by two porcupine nethlas (quill midsections). This amulet hangs on a sterling silver faceted anchor chain, and is 43cm in total length. Due to natural variation in the porcupine quills, each necklace is unique and your piece may vary slightly from the one pictured.
“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.
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.”
Where possible, our components and findings are made from recycled sterling silver.
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.
HANDCRAFTED IN AUSTRALIA
- GENERALWe recommend removing your jewelry when exercising, showering or swimming, as moisture will oxidize silver and abrade gold-plating.Store your jewelry in a soft box or bag when not in use.Avoid spraying perfume or lotions on your jewelry.Many LOKI PATERA pieces have sharp details. Take care with eyes and children.SILVER.925 sterling silver will naturally oxidize over time. Regular cleaning with a silver polishing cloth will help maintain the shine of your piece.