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Spindle Whorls

Spindle whorls are small perforated disks, typically made of baked clay, that were used for spinning natural fibers into thread.  They comprise one of the best ways for inferring textile production, although the threads may have also been used for creating hammocks and fishing nets.  The most thorough study of Nicaraguan spindle whorls was published by Sharisse McCafferty and Geoffrey McCafferty.


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