Whorl Sofa

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 sofa reinterpreted in a contemporary and timeless version. Playing on its oversize effect and the extreme comfort, both elegant and playful.



Dimensions: 78” W x 35” D x 48.5” H

19.5″ Seat Height (to crown)

COM: 20 yards (plain 54″ wide)

COL: 290 sf (15% up charge)

Item Number: DC-WS-05

Leg Finish: Upholstered or Antique Brass, Antique Pewter or Walnut Legs with brass sabots


*Available in custom sizes