Spindle whorl – Bactria/Persia

Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey
Posted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey

A collection of wooden Spindle whorl, from Bactria/Persia. Many of them have detailed carvings of birds, palm leaves and other designs (suspected to be an early written language). These are thought to have been used for spinning fine silk.

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