Domed Spindle Whorl

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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.
Object no :
RPD0365
Collection :
Creator :
NA
Place of Production :
NA
Dimensions :
diameter (max): 30 mm diameter (hole): 7 mm depth (max): 13 mm
Materials :
stone & sandstone
Location :
unknown
Related site :
Accession number :
DUMFM:1952.50.4
Copyright :
NA
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