Question: What were spindle whorls used for?

Spindle whorls were used to weight spindles when hand-spinning yarn. They were made in a variety of materials including stone, ceramic fragments and fired clay.

What was made of terracotta and faience?

Spindle whorls (made of terracotta and faience) were used to spin fibres into thread. Things were made by specialists, people who were trained to do only one kind of work.

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