A woman yak herder, wearing a red & turquoise head-dress, spins yak wool whilst watching the herd. Nimaling Plateau. Ladakh. India. Note the spoon support suspended from her belt.

A woman yak herder, wearing a red & turquoise head-dress, spins yak wool whilst watching the herd. Nimaling Plateau. Ladakh. India. Note the spoon support suspended from her belt.

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A hand spinning wheel used by an old woman for winding a spool  Enami Studio Lantern Slide No : 642.  About 1920's, Japan

A hand spinning wheel used by an old woman for winding a spool Enami Studio Lantern Slide No : 642. About 1920's, Japan

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Siri Rustebakke, center, sits in front of a house with her daughters and daughter-in-law and four spinning wheels, 1873. #Victorian #women #spinning

Siri Rustebakke, center, sits in front of a house with her daughters and daughter-in-law and four spinning wheels, 1873. #Victorian #women #spinning

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Mrs. Patrick Dumond | weaving toweling in the attic | the French-Canadian Dumonds owned a small farm | Lille, Aroostook County, Maine, U.S.A. | 1940 | Jack Delano: photographer

Mrs. Patrick Dumond | weaving toweling in the attic | the French-Canadian Dumonds owned a small farm | Lille, Aroostook County, Maine, U.S.A. | 1940 | Jack Delano: photographer

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Tibetian lady spinning - At the Tibetan refugee center in Darjeeling. Most of the residents there are older now, not many younger ones willing to stay and learn the old crafts

Tibetian lady spinning - At the Tibetan refugee center in Darjeeling. Most of the residents there are older now, not many younger ones willing to stay and learn the old crafts

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