Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Diné (Navajo) peoples
  • spindle, late 1800s–1982
  • Where object was made: Ganado, Arizona, United States
  • wood, wool, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 65.5 x 12.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 25 3/4 x 4 7/8 in
  • Gift of Allen A. Heflin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6050

The spindle has a light natural colored cylinder, tapered at one end. The whorl is orange colored wood. The longer portion of the shaft is wrapped with light colored wool that is partially twisted into yarn.