Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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spindle and whorl
  • Peru
  • spindle and whorl, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Lima, Peru
  • wood, carving, incising
  • Object Length/Diameter: 35.5 x 7 cm together
    Object Length/Diameter: 14 x 2 3/4 in together
  • Gift of Allen A. Heflin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6815.a,b

The light natural colored wooden spindle (2007.6815.a) has a square shaft in cross section at the pointed end.
The spindle whorl (2007.6815.b) has a higher center portion that steps down to the larger, wider edge decorated with an incised line.