Domed Spindle Whorl

One of the most common finds from this period are spindle whorls. This is a small dome shaped example with a straight central hole and a flat base. The stone is of a grey colour with red mottling and is undecorated. There have been some damage to the object around the dome.   Spindle whorls.   Combed or carded fibre was spun on a spindle fitted with a whorl which gave it momentum as it turned. Most textiles of this period were made of wool. The raw fibre and clothes made from it were often traded between tribes.
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diameter (max): 30 mm diameter (hole): 7 mm depth (max): 13 mm
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stone & sandstone
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