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Beautiful ancient whorl reconstructed with a hand-crafted shaft, for use by present day spinners.

Beautiful ancient whorl reconstructed with a hand-crafted shaft, for use by present day spinners.

Decorated whorl

Sarah the Spinner and the Spindle Whorl

Whorls

Whorls

Spindle Whorl Potsherd, Gallup Black and White, collected in New Mexico, USA, 2-3/4"

Spindle Whorl Potsherd, Gallup Black and White, collected in NM, 2-3/4"

Spindle Whorl Potsherd, Gallup Black and White, collected in New Mexico, USA,

rock crystal faceted spindle whorl, Alfriston grave 65, c.500-560, Lewes Castle Museum

rock crystal faceted spindle whorl, Alfriston grave 65, c.500-560, Lewes Castle Museum

Coastal Peru, Chancay spindles: "(Chancay culture, c. 1000-1470 AD). Wood, ceramic, thread (cotton and Alpaka wool). The wooden spindle in the middle is painted with bands. Lengths: 9.21" to 11.61". Whorl diameters: 0.55". The fine cotton yarn on the spindle left in the picture has a thread diameter of 0.2 mm to 0.5 mm (see microscope image below right)."

Coastal Peru, Chancay spindles: "(Chancay culture, c. 1000-1470 AD). Wood, ceramic, thread (cotton and Alpaka wool). The wooden spindle in the middle is painted with bands. Lengths: 9.21" to 11.61". Whorl diameters: 0.55". The fine cotton yarn on the spindle left in the picture has a thread diameter of 0.2 mm to 0.5 mm (see microscope image below right)."

Second century spindle whorls from the site of Martres de Veyre. Possibly walnut. Discovered in Tomb F during 1893. Inventory 987-23-24

Gallo - Roman artifacts on display in the Musée d'archéologie Bargoin in Clermont, France. Second century spindle whorls from the site of Martres de Veyre. Discovered in Tomb F during Inventory

SLÄNDTRISSA Sländtrissa i täljsten. Spindel whorl. Lödöse, Sweden. medieval Ingår i en samling av 7 st sländtrissor av täljsten samt en ring eller trissa av järn, funna vid gamla Lödöse. Inköpta för 4:-

Spindle whorl from Lödöse. Kept at Vänersborgs museum.

Spindle whorl 14th century, Sweden Now at Historiska museet, Stockholm

Iron age spindle whorls, Sweden Now at Historiska museet, Stockholm

Pre-Columbian ceramic Spindle whorls from Ecuador

Pre-Columbian ceramic Spindle whorls from Ecuador (don't know what a spindle whorl is,like the shapes)

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