Spindle Whorl Singles

Spindle whorls, made from clay and stone, found in  Mali and Guinea Conakry ... used originally as weights for traditional cotton spinning. Somewhat fragile but very interesting.
Examples have been found that were in use before 1,000 BC. The individual 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.
To read some interesting information on their use in spinning ... click
HERE
and for a superb YouTube Video demonstration .. click
HERE

Especially selected ancient Whorls from Mali

24 x 36
ATB 369-35   6

25 x 34
ATB 369-36   6

23 x 33
ATB 369-38   6

28 x 29
ATB 369-39   6

24 x 31
ATB 369-41   6

28 x 24
ATB 369-42   6

24 x 28
ATB 369-43   6

29 x 30
ATB 369-44   6

19 x 26
ATB 369-45   6

25 x 29
ATB 369-49   6

22 x 27
ATB 369-51   6

22 x 25
ATB 369-52   6

26 x 24
ATB 369-54   6

23 x 26
ATB 369-55   6

20 x 24
ATB 369-56   6

25 x 28
ATB 369-57   6

26 x 23
ATB 369-58   6

23 x 21
ATB 369-59   6

33 x 35  Sold
ATB 369-61   6

32 x 36
ATB 369-62   6

33 x 35
ATB 369-63   6

27 x 35
ATB 369-64   6

25 x 34
ATB 369-65   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

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Examples of ancient Indian Spindle Whorls .. showing a similarity, in the mostly simple straight-line patterns, between the two continents.
For display only
Click
HERE for a Ancient Patterns Reference page
Click
HERE for a beautiful Ancient Malian StrandReference page

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