protective charm; spindle whorl (spindle (textileworking: yarn preparation & felting))

Holed stone, originally spindle whorl, red/pink in colour, used as a charm to prevent milk theft from cows.
label: [hand written on a piece of white card] 12-197 / old spindle-whorl tied to horn / of a cow to prevent 'pixies' from / milking her / Co.Antrim Ireland

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