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Spindle and Whorl

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Cultural Period: Ancestral Puebloan/Kayenta

Description: Pot sherds were often reworked into disks for stick-and-whorl spindles used to spin cotton thread. This one is a Black Mesa Black-on-white spindle whorl mounted on replica spindle made by Zorro Bradley c. 1956 for an exhibit.

Collection: On display at Wupatki National Monument (catalog card).

Author
Dan Boone/Ryan Belnap, Bilby Research Center, Northern Arizona University
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