bone & stone spindle whorls collected from Afghanistan.
From Maritia HALSKETTING2OCTNOV.T.0593
Sassanian bone spindle whorl in use.
Neolithic stone beads
Collection of 26 Asian Ojime beads, strung on a tassel, most ivory, bone, or celluloid, many signed. | Collected by George and Charles Mitchell during the course of several trips to China and Japan in the late 19th-early 20th century.
Ancient Mali dig beads. Tradewind beads. African trade beads. Agate carnelian stone beads.
Roman, 100-300 AD. 14 ancient Spindle Whorls. Faience, bone or ivory, steatite and glass. Largest is 2.5 cm +/-
African Beads | Mixed large excavated stone beads | Date: 1200 - 1900
These four beads are extremely rare. They have been identified by an expert in the field as being ancient beads from Mitanni. This was a state in Northern Syria dating from 1500BC to 1300BC so this is among the earliest glass. Trade routes passed through the area and many items passed through. Necklaces were popular during that period with glass, gems and stones. www.oldbeads.com
Mali - Guinea Conakry spindle whorls used in traditional cotton spinning.