About this object

History of use

For spinning fibres such as wool for textile weaving.


Rosita Tovell's father was a collector of Peruvian pre-Columbian ceramics. Rosita moved to Peru in the early 1960s, while her husband served as ambassador to Peru and Bolivia. During this time Rosita began to study and collect pre-Columbian Peruvian ceramics and textiles.

Cultural context

textile production

Physical description

Wooden spindle painted with black bands and light cream decoration in the interspace. Large split at one end; other end broken at point.