Bone Spindle Whorl, Whithorn

Two bone spindle whorls, made by sawing off the end of an animal femoral bone.    Only six bone whorls were found at Whithorn, in contrast with seventy-two stone ones. Being less dense and therefore lighter than stone, these whorls would have been used to spin comparatively lighter threads.
Object no :
WTAH111
Collection :
Creator :
NA
Place of Production :
NA
Dimensions :
NA
Materials :
NA
Location :
NA
Related site :
Default map
You must enable javascript to view this website