These feathers are dyed from turky feathers and are can be used for smudging or the tips can be cut and fasioned into a pen tip (you sort of cut the tip of quill on an angle. Don't make it too big, it will really make for a broad messy writing) I always try it out first to see how well or not it does on its own. Then you would have a vintage type quill pen to write your spells, or charms and talismans. Currently only white & black in stock. choose from drop down box for your color preference.