Navajo Hip Spindle - Large

Large Hip Spindle
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SKU: 1552
Size: Large
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This traditional tool is used by the Navajo to spin sheep wool into fine yarn. It is also used for plying yarns. Spindles are well balanced and constructed of Cherry Oak and finely finished with Danish oil. 

  • 34 inches in length
  • Ø 1/2" shaft w/Ø 4.5" diameter whorl

Mark H. Deschinny's traditional making of weaving tools continues from generations of Navajo tool makers and weavers. All tools are individually hand-cut, hand-sanded, finely finished and protected with Danish oil, polished with a paste wax for a superb feel, and guaranteed no splinters or rough spots. Mark creates with locally harvested Navajo woods such as Shrub Oak, Holly and Juniper, but primarily with Cherry Oak (CO), Walnut (W) and Hickory (H). 

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