Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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spindle whorl
  • unknown Cowichan maker
  • spindle whorl, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: British Columbia, Canada
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 2.5 x 22.5 x 24.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 x 8 7/8 x 9 5/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5578

The wooden disc is slightly raised near the center hole. The solid light colored "U" shapes around the perimeter gives the effect of a brown sun burst on one surface. The other side is not decorated.