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Spindle Whorl

by Coast Salish artist Aaron Nelson-Moody

The Spindle whorls are weighted discs that are fitted onto a long spindle. Spindle whorls are commonly used by Coast Salish weavers when creating traditional regalia. While women are often considered to be the primary keepers of the teachings of the craft, weaving materials were often gathered by the entire family and the tools, such as the spindle whorl, were often made by men to support women in their work. The spindle whorl design therefore represents cooperative family work. In this spindle whorl artwork, the circle in the centre represents the baby and the larger whorl represents the mother. The berries represent the flourishing community surrounding the child, waiting to love and support the family and child. The four-pointed "star" design portrays the four directions.

This comes from the Honouring Indigenous Womens and Families Pregnancy Journeys PDF. (

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