Spindle (Low Whorl) - Neolithic Auroch

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Design comes from an engraved neolithic bone disk from Mas D'Azil. Carved ~16,000 years BCE. Last two images are the bone disk.

Top of the spindle/disk is an adult female Auroch. Bottom of the spindle/disk is a juvenile Bison. Auroch mothers would sometimes adopt bison calves similar to cattle and bison.

Walnut Shaft

A low whorl spindle with a pointed tip for use both suspended and supported spinning. Final two images are demonstrations of use in both modes. Spindle bowls are sold separately.

NOTE: This item is part of Gnomespun's "Textiles for Good" project. Proceeds from this item will be donated to a non-profit. To see where donations are currently, check out the "Textiles for Good" section. 

Weight: 30g - 1.1oz

Whorl: ~2.75in - 7cm