Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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spindle
  • South America
  • spindle, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: South America
  • wood, pigment, carving
  • Object Length: .02) 31 cm longest spindle
    Object Length: .02) 12 3/16 in longest spindle
    Object Length: .19) 17.5 cm shortest spindle
    Object Length: .19) 6 7/8 in shortest spindle
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5433.04
Description

This is one of a set of 18 spindles.

2007.5433.04: is a long narrow piece of wood tapered at either end. It has black, grey and red bands near the center. The black bead in the center of the decorated portion has white stepped lines, dots and red lines.