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small spindle
  • Diné (Navajo) peoples
  • small spindle, late 1800s–1982
  • Where object was made: Ganado, Arizona, United States
  • wood, wool
  • Object Length/Diameter: 15.5 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 6 1/8 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Allen A. Heflin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1296

This is a small wooden spindle. The dowel has a disc of wood close to one end with a small amount of off-white wool yarn wound around it.