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