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Catalog Number P-382
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description On the back of the photo "Color Print by Denver Museum of Natural History. Photo by A. Kent. Drop Spindle Spinning. Southeastern Nigeria. Figure 14." Object label "...The photograph above shows three women of eastern Nigeria spinning on their way to market. As the spindle drops from their hands, it draws out and twists the fibers into thread. Alternately, a woman may rest the lower tip of her spindle in a small bowl or calabash fragment. (The bit of clay with the spindle below, rubbed on the spinner' fingers from time to time, keeps them from becoming too moist.)". For more detail see object label in file labeled "West African Cloth label Copy".
Place Africa; Nigeria
Date 1960s
Photographer A. Kent
Collection Permanent Collection