Artifact # 96.2.23 This is hand-made.
Although this picture makes the spindle whorl appear very large it is in fact
as small as a dime. The intricate decoration on this piece surely caused more
eyestrain than staring at a computer ever did. Spindle whorls were extremely important
for the manufacture of textiles. The Inka apparently knew this, as they exerted
such effort in decorating this one. The textiles in the photo gallery demonstrate
the skill possessed by the Inka weavers.
Agriculture Quechua Arts and Crafts Quipu Photo Gallery Religion
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