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one of a set of three spindles
  • Serbia and Montenegro
  • one of a set of three spindles, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Yugoslavia (present-day Serbia and Montenegro)
  • wood, pigment, carving
  • Object Length: 40 cm approximate
    Object Length: 15 3/4 in approximate
  • Museum purchase: Watkins Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3504.03

This is one of a set of three spindles, each made of a light natural colored wood.

2007.3504.03 is a rod of wood, tapered sharply at one end and more gradually at the other. The sharply tapered end has a groove, and then the rod comes to a point. It is decorated by bands of light blue. There is one at the wide end of the point, three near the widest portion of the spindle, and three at the opposite end of the spindle.