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Whorl

Object Number:29-175-167A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Nootka
Provenience: Canada
British Columbia
Vancouver Island
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Whale Bone
Pigment
Length: 24
Width: 21.5
Thickness: 2.3
Credit Line:Exchange with George G. Heye, 1917
Other Number:7/1146 - Collector Number

Description

Two large spindle whorls made of whale vertebra. Each is oval, flat, has hole in center, serrated edge, two concentric red ovals on one side and other side painted all red. The bone is actually thinner in a, but warping gives greater whole thickness.

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