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Salish whorl

Salish whorl

Salish. Spindle whorls were used by the Coast Salish during spinning to prevent the wool slipping from the spindle. This spindle whorl is decorated with a human figure in a foetal position, a common motif in NWC design. Birds and an otter surround the figure and may represent spirit helpers of the weaver. Country of Origin: Northwest Coast of America. Culture: Salish. Date/Period: collected 1884. Place of Origin: Cowichan, Vancouver Island. Material Size: wood.

Salish. Spindle whorls were used by the Coast Salish during spinning to prevent the wool slipping from the spindle. This spindle whorl is decorated with a human figure in a foetal position, a common motif in NWC design. Birds and an otter surround the figure and may represent spirit helpers of the weaver. Country of Origin: Northwest Coast of America. Culture: Salish. Date/Period: collected 1884. Place of Origin: Cowichan, Vancouver Island. Material Size: wood.

19th century Coast Salish spindle whorl, Canadian Museum of Civilization, cat. no. VIIG8.

19th century Coast Salish spindle whorl, Canadian Museum of Civilization, cat. no. VIIG8.

Salish. Spindle whorls were used by the Coast Salish during spinning to prevent the wool slipping from the spindle. This spindle whorl is decorated with a human figure in a foetal position, a common motif in Northwest coast design, and two otters. Museum no. 2454 Country of Origin: Northwest Coast of America. Culture: Salish. Material Size: wood, d = 8.5 inches

Salish. Spindle whorls were used by the Coast Salish during spinning to prevent the wool slipping from the spindle. This spindle whorl is decorated with a human figure in a foetal position, a common motif in Northwest coast design, and two otters. Museum no. 2454 Country of Origin: Northwest Coast of America. Culture: Salish. Material Size: wood, d = 8.5 inches

Coast Salish spindle whorl. One example of the classic spindle whorls from which Susan Point drew style and inspiration.

Coast Salish spindle whorl. One example of the classic spindle whorls from which Susan Point drew style and inspiration.

19th century Coast Salish spindle whorl, DeMenil private collection.

19th century Coast Salish spindle whorl, DeMenil private collection.

Coast Salish spindle whorl, wood

Coast Salish spindle whorl, wood

Salish spindle whorl

Salish spindle whorl

Coast Salish spindle whorl, wood

Coast Salish spindle whorl, wood

Salish. Spindle whorl, used by the Coast Salish during spinning to prevent the wool slipping from the spindle. Carved in relief with a thunderbird and whale design. Museum no. 9846 Country of Origin: Northwest Coast of America. Culture: Salish. Date/Period: collected 1912. Place of Origin: Lower Fraser River. Material Size: wood.

Salish. Spindle whorl, used by the Coast Salish during spinning to prevent the wool slipping from the spindle. Carved in relief with a thunderbird and whale design. Museum no. 9846 Country of Origin: Northwest Coast of America. Culture: Salish. Date/Period: collected 1912. Place of Origin: Lower Fraser River. Material Size: wood.

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