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Spindle made of wood (?), seed.
- Curator's comments
- See Ethdoc 397 - Notes on things brought from Tanganyika by A T and G M Culwick. This is presumably:
6. Spinning whorl. From the Wabena (Ulanga Valley). In this case they used the seed of a tree. Sometimes a maize-cob is used after the corn has been removed. Spinning has never been very extensively practised. Now it is done only to make thread but in the past a little weaving was also done, for very scanty loin-cloths. On the whole skins were used for clothing until Arab traders began to introduce cloth.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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