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Whorls – Soapstone

$19.50

Material: Soapstone
Artist: Cellar Hoard Replicas

2 in stock

Description

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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