Spindle Whorl Singles

Spindle whorls made from Clay and Stone, found in Mali and Guinea Conakry ... used as weights for traditional cotton spinning. Very interesting ancient historical artefacts.
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Examples have been found that were in use before 1,000 BC. The remains of the original patterns are still visible on many of these beads, despite their previous long term usage.

For those of you who would like to buy single examples for use in spinning or for display, we offer these superb selected examples with clearly visible and uniquely hand-carved patterns.
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To read some interesting information on their use in spinning ... click
HERE
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For a superb YouTube Video demonstration .. click
HERE
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Click
HERE for a pictorial article on the Making of Modern Spindle Whorls in Mali
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Click
HERE for some "Mini-Whorl" necklaces.

Especially selected ancient Whorls from Mali

24 x 36
ATB 369-35   6

25 x 34
ATB 369-36   6

28 x 29
ATB 369-39   6

24 x 31
ATB 369-41   6

28 x 24
ATB 369-42   6

25 x 28
ATB 369-57   6

26 x 23
ATB 369-58   6

23 x 21
ATB 369-59   6

32 x 36
ATB 369-62   6

33 x 35
ATB 369-63   6

27 x 35
ATB 369-64   6

30 x 34
ATB 369-66   6

27 x 36
ATB 369-67   6

26 x 32
ATB 369-68   6

29 x 31
ATB 369-69   6

29 x 32
ATB 369-70   6

30 x 32
ATB 369-71   6

29 x 31
ATB 369-72   6

34 x 29
ATB 369-73   6

31 x 31
ATB 369-74   6

27 x 31
ATB 369-75   6

25 x 30
ATB 369-76   6

27 x 26
ATB 369-77   6

28 x 29  Sold
ATB 369-78   6

Examples of ancient Indian Spindle Whorls .. showing a similarity in the simple straight-line patterns, common to both continents.
For display only
Click
HERE for a Ancient Patterns Reference page
Click
HERE for a beautiful Ancient Malian Strand Reference page

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