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Quilling (also called paper filigree) is an art technique including the usage of thin paper strips, which are quilled, flattened in different shapes to form interesting design for decoration of cards or other decoration.

The main used form is spiral, the paper strip is quilled by using a special instrument, which resembles a needle ear. The quilled strips are glued together to form leaves, flowers and different models,usually looking like toreutics objects

During the Renaissance, french and italian monks used quilling to decorate the covers of religeous books.

Durind the 18 th century, Quilling became popular allover Europe, where noblewoman practiced this art in their spare time.
At that time Quilling was also popular in America, where quilled elements since the times of colonization were found.

Many quilling works can be found on furniture, stands, game tables, women putces, frames, baskets, jewelerry boxes etc.

By using new techniques, styles and materialc quilling has passed through many transformations.

Today the Quilling Technique becomes more and more popular amd is used to decorate all kinds of objects.
Quilling art can be seen also in art galleries throughout Europe, as well as all over the world.

Main quilling forms, used to create models.