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Stoneware spindle jug

Stoneware spindle jug



Stoneware spindle jug

Period: 16th century

Minor chips from the base, elsewere intact, no restorations.

Height: 6 cm

Article code: MA 07095

Available: 0


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A hand-spindle is an implement for holding wool or flax to spin into thread. A spindle whorl was wedged on the symmetrical thickening near the lower end. The whorl adds momentum to the rotation of the spindle and is essential to the spinning process. The great majority of spindles were made of wood, only a small number were made of other materials such as bone or even silver. Whorls were made of wood, clay, stone or metal and have a hole in the center.
This jug contained grease or oil which was used to help spinning the raw material into a thread.

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