Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Brazil
  • spindle, 1940s
  • Where object was made: Brazil
  • wood, carving, incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 30.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 12 x 13/16 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Barbara Pirtle
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6834

The wooden spindle has a narrower shaft for half of the length, and a wider shaft for the other half. Both ends are pointed. The wider end is decorated with incised lines in a large-scale diamond pattern with a small row of zigzag above. It is brown.