The Jordan Museum
L: 38cm, W: 5cm
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.
The Circassian Charity Association
The great grandparents of the owners of this object brought it with them to Jordan when they immigrated in 1860.
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