University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-60-26
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Chama (Guatemala)
Culture Area: Central America
Nut (plant)
Credit Line:Guatemalan Expedition, Robert Burkitt, 1929
Other Number:252 - Field No SF


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.

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

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