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spinning wheel

Spinning wheel. Base is two square section lengths of wood joined by two stretchers of smaller rectangular section. At one end the wheel, supported on two carved uprights; the other end has metal spindle, which projects well beyond on the handle side of the object, supported on two uprights carved from flat pieces of wood. Spindle is attached to these by metal loops which pass through the wood. String and cloth attached under these. Between the uprights a third one with s slot in the upper part through which the cord which runs around the wheel passes. Wheel made from six more or less flat, slightly inward-curving sections of wood, three each side, crossed to form a 6 pointed star each side. The points are linked by double strips of strong vegetal fibre. Carved cylindrical wooden bar between the two sides of the wheel forming the hub. A handle at one side turns the wheel by means of a central shaft.

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