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)."