Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Guatemala
  • spindle, late 1800s–1968
  • Where object was made: Chichicastenango, Quiché, Guatemala
  • wood, ceramic, paint, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 36 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 14 3/16 x 1 in
  • Gift of Allen A. Heflin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6817

The spindle has a small spherical ceramic whorl. Both ends of the spindle are pointed. The whorl is painted red and the short length of the shaft under the whorl is painted with red and white horizontal stripes.