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Name of Object:

Spindle

Location:

Amman, Jordan

Holding Museum:

The Jordan Museum

Date:

AD 1860

Type of object:

Spindle

Museum Inventory Number:

JMHL 09

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Wood

Dimensions:

L: 38cm, W: 5cm

Provenance:

Caucasus

Description:

A spindle is a straight spike made from wood used for spinning and twisting wool fibres into yarn. It is weighted on one end, by a disc or spherical object called a whorl.

Current Owner:

The Circassian Charity Association

How date and origin were established:

The great grandparents of the owners of this object brought it with them to Jordan when they immigrated in 1860.

How Object was obtained:

Loan

Citation of this web page:

Najd Sweidan "Spindle"  [db_in_citation_dca]  2019. http://carpets.museumwnf.org/database_item.php?itemId=object;DCA;jo;Mus31_B;6;en

Prepared by: Najd Sweidan
Copyedited by: Lisa Kelman

MWNF Working Number: JO1_006


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