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Whorls – Soapstone


Material: Soapstone
Artist: Cellar Hoard Replicas

2 in stock


Whorls shaped from broken soapstone cooking pots from the 11th-century L’anse aux Meadows site in Newfoundland, Canada.
Whorls were used as spindle weights for spinning fibre and thread. Different sizes/weights of whorls were used depending on the desired thickness of the fibre being spun.

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There is something for the whole family at the MOA Gift Shop with children’s items, books, Museum souvenirs, to our own archaeology-themed craft kits. We also showcase materials from Indigenous Artists and Craftspeople from across Turtle Island, including an exquisite collection of soapstone carvings, hand-crafted by Six Nations’ artists such as Larry Bomberry and the Henry Family.

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