Spindle - ROM2015_14431_34



Maker: Mixtec culture
Medium:Painted wood and fired clay with lengths of cotton thread
Geography: Pinotepa de Don Luis, State of Oaxaca, Mexico
Date: 1964
37.7 cm
Object number: 964.276.2.A
Credit Line: No credit line
Not on view
DescriptionThe size and shape of spindle shafts and whorls can vary, to suit the fibre and the width of thread required. Whorls from the village of Jamiltepec are traded over long distances, and are used not just for cotton, but also silk and even wool.
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