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
  • 2007.5433.10
Description

This is one of a set of 18 spindles.

2007.5433.10: is a long narrow piece of wood tapered at either end. It has two very wide black bands, each decorated with three thin red bands and three thin white bands near the center of the spindle.