Ecuadorian Spindle Whorls

Liu, Robert K.
March 1984
Ornament;Mar84, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p28
The article discusses spindle whorls, their design, and the techniques used in their creation. Spindle whorls were made of clay and used to aid the spinning process while weaving. As a follow up to a previous article, the author discusses hand made Ecuadorian spindle whorls as the most developed of all spindle whorls in terms of their decorative technique. Ecuadorian spindle whorls come in various designs including frog, bird, and human head motifs.


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