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The Spindle Whorl is a device used traditionally by the Coast Salish spinners and weavers. The Spindle Whorl is a disc carved in either stone or wood, with a hole at centre. The Spindle Whorl, like nearly every possession of the Northwest Coast People, is decorated. In this case, the Spindle Whorl may bear decoration on one or both sides. The spinner would insert a stick through the hole at centre, and use the stick as a handle with which to turn the entire apparatus. This would allow the spinner to wind yarn around the top of the spindle whorl device into a manageable ball.

Northwest Coast Native Art Handcarved in the Northwest Coast Native style by a Native Artist of the Northwest Coast.



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