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Spindle

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Object Number:
29-60-26
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Chama (Guatemala)
Culture Area:
Central America
Section:
American
Materials:
Wood
Nut (plant)
Cotton
Description:
Wooden spindle for spinning cotton; the knob or weight is the nut of a wine palm. The spindle has a little yarn on it, running off into a tuft of raw cotton [unbeaten -- only the seeds picked out.] In a separate piece of paper is a little of the cotton with the seeds still in it.
Credit Line:
Museum Expedition, Robert Burkitt
Other Number:
252   -   Field No SF

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Painted Metaphors: Pottery and Politics of the Ancient Maya (05 Apr 2009 - 31 Jan 2010)
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