Spindle Whorl, Edinburgh CastleYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
This stone spindle whorl came from a tool used to make yarn. The hole in the centre would have once been fitted with a shaft made from wood or bone. Wool could be attached to a notch at the top of this. As the stone weight was spun by hand the wool would twist into yarn that could be used for weaving into fabrics.
It was found during archaeological excavations at Edinburgh Castle between 1989 and 1991.
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