Whorl Chair

Spindle Disk

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.

Technical Information

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