Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Tunisia
  • spindle, late 1800s–1965
  • Where object was made: Tunisia
  • wood, paint, metal, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 28 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 11 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Allen A. Heflin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3571

The rod has a tapered end and a whorl at the other end with a rounded bottom. There is a red band at the edge, a green band on the rounded surface, and a small hook in the middle. There is another slightly tapered disc with a pink band that sits about midway down the rod.