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Kurdistan Spindles -with temari balls for weights, wow!  Why didn't I think of that?

Kurdistan Spindles -with temari balls for weights!

Spindles - detail  Date: 10th–16th century (?) Geography: Peru Culture: Peruvian Medium: Wood, paint Dimensions: Height 11-3/4 in.

Spindles - detail Date: 10th–16th century (?) Geography: Peru Culture: Peruvian Medium: Wood, paint Dimensions: Height 11-3/4 in.

Portuguese spindle (detail)

Portuguese spindle (detail)

Dalgean. Wooden spindle, Scottish, 18th century.  Notch at top for a half hitch and wide bottom provides weight.

Notch at top for a half hitch and wide bottom provides weight. (A Dealgan is a spindle with a whorl.

This woman does beautiful lathework to make spindles based on 18/19th century French and Russian spindles, most used for in-the-hand spinning.

This woman, Lisa Chan, does beautiful lathework to make spindles based on century French and Russian spindles, most used for in-the-hand spinning.

PAREDES Dobadeira Douro Costumes - winding from the spindle

PAREDES Dobadeira Douro Costumes - winding from the spindle

Shell Spindle and Copper Spindle Whorl  Date: 1st–mid-16th century Geography: Peru Culture: Peruvian; north coast (?) Medium: Copper, shell Dimensions: Length 13-3/16 in. (33.4 cm)

Shell Spindle and Copper Spindle Whorl Date: century Geography: Peru Culture: Peruvian;) Medium: Copper, shell Dimensions: Length in.

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