Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Turkic peoples
  • spindle, late 1800s–1984
  • Where object was made: Istanbul, Turkey
  • wood, carving, incising
  • Object Length/Diameter: 36 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 14 1/8 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Allen A. Heflin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3570

The dark brown spindle has a rod that flares slightly at the middle. It has a conical whorl at the end. The angled surface of the whorl is decorated with a variety of geometric shapes consisting of cross hatching, crescents and lines.