The spindle whorl allowed Salish women to weave beautiful textiles of spiritual and social significance. The spindle whorl was used to spin fleece into a thick yarn. It consisted of a small disk (whorl) with a shaft, inserted through a hole in the middle.
One distinctive tribal hairstyle for women was the elaborate squash blossom or butterfly whorls worn by Hopi maidens. To make this hairdo, a young woman’s mother would wind her hair around a curved piece of wood to give it a round shape, then remove the wood frame. Only unmarried young women wore this complex hairstyle. The traditional wing chair reinterpreted in a contemporary and timeless version. Playing on its oversize effect and the extreme comfort, both elegant and playful.
Dimensions: 38.5” W x 33” D x 48.5” H
19.5″ Seat Height (to crown)
25.5 Seat Depth
COM: 10 yards (plain 54″ wide)
Item Number: DC-WC-06
Leg Finish: Upholstered or Antique Brass, Antique Pewter or Walnut Legs with brass sabots
MADE TO ORDER
*Available in custom sizes