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Whorls – Pottery


Material: Clay
Artist: Cellar Hoard Replicas

9 in stock


Clay spindle whorls have been found on excavations at the Viking Age town of Hedeby in northern Germany.
Whorls were used as spindle weights for spinning fibre and thread. Shaped from grey clay, they were hardened in a pit fire, created a blackened colour.

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