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Culture/People:Coast Salish Object name:Spindle whorl and spindle Date created:1800-1900 Place:British Columbia; Canada (inferred) Media/Materials:Wood Techniques:Carved

Spindle whorl and shaft with spun yarn. Found/Acquired Vancouver Island. (Americas,North America,Canada,British Columbia,Vancouver Island) Ethnic group Made by Northwest Coast Peoples. Acquisition date: 1861

Culture/People:Malahat Object name:Spindle whorl and spindle Date created:1900-1920 Place:Malahat Reserve; Cowichan Valley Regional District; British Columbia; Canada Media/Materials:Wood Techniques:Carved

Spindle Whorl (Sulsultin) Culture: Chemainus, Coast Salish, Native American Medium: Hardwood, pigment traces Place Collected: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada Dates: 19th century Dimensions: 7 1/4 x 7 1/4 x 3/4 in. (18.4 x 18.4 x 1.9 cm)

Spindle Whorl Date: ca. 1860 Geography: Canada, British Columbia Culture: Salish Medium: Wood Dimensions: Diam. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)

Spindle whorl Culture Coast Salish : Quwutsun'. Homer Barnett (1955) notes that spindle whorls used by the southern Coast Salish of British Columbia are larger than those used in the north, with a shaft that is twice as long as the whorl. In the north, fibres were spun on smaller whorls that were "twirled between the leg and palm (1955:118)." By contrast, the larger whorls were used to spin fibres that were suspended from overhead. This arrangement created a tension in the…

Spindle Whorl (Sulsultin) Culture: Chemainus, Coast Salish, Native American Medium: Hardwood, pigment traces Place Collected: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada Dates: 19th century Dimensions: 7 1/4 x 7 1/4 x 3/4 in. (18.4 x 18.4 x 1.9 cm)

Spindle Whorl (Sulsultin) with a Circular Design Culture: Chemainus, Coast Salish, Native American Medium: Wood Place Made: Chemainus, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada Dates: 19th century Dimensions: Diameter: 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)

Culture/People:Coast Salish Object name:Spindle whorl Date created:1800-1900 Place:British Columbia; Canada (inferred) Media/Materials:Wood Techniques:Carved Dimensions:12.5 to 21 cm (range)

Culture/People:Koksilah (Koksila) Object name:Spindle whorl Date created:circa 1910 Place:Koksilah Reserve; Cowichan Valley Regional District; British Columbia; Canada Media/Materials:Wood Techniques:Carved

Culture/People:Cowichan Object name:Spindle whorl Date created:1870-1900 Place:Duncan; Cowichan Valley Regional District; British Columbia; Canada Media/Materials:Hardwood, ochre Techniques:Carved, painted

Salish; Vancouver Island, B.C.; wood. --- Essay at Link: "Coast Salish Spindle Whorl: From Practical Use to Present Day Art" by Kristin Wood, © COMM 4843: Anthropology of Northwest Native Peoples, October 7, 2006, University of Washington

Spindle Whorl (Sulsultin) Culture: Chemainus, Coast Salish, Native American Medium: Hardwood, pigment traces Place Collected: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada Dates: 19th century Dimensions: 7 1/4 x 7 1/4 x 3/4 in. (18.4 x 18.4 x 1.9 cm)

Spindle Whorl (Sulsultin) Culture: Chemainus, Coast Salish, Native American Medium: Hardwood, pigment traces Place Collected: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada Dates: 19th century Dimensions: 7 1/4 x 7 1/4 x 3/4 in. (18.4 x 18.4 x 1.9 cm)

Spindle Whorl - reverse Date: ca. 1860 Geography: Canada, British Columbia Culture: Salish Medium: Wood Dimensions: Diam. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)