Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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spindle whorl
  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • spindle whorl, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • wood, carving, incising, staining
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 3.5 x 21 x 21.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 3/8 x 8 1/4 x 8 7/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5587

The short brown disc-like cone has a prominent center. It has a hole in the center. It is dark brown and the top surface has one zigzag line from the center to the edge.