Monday, January 16, 2012

Moose Antler Ogham Blessing Whorl Support Spindle

"A blessing on the soul" is the inscription that Dave has carved into the 1 1/2 inch diameter moose antler whorl of this Takli support spindle.  This 8th century Ogham blessing was first discovered on an ancient spindle whorl in Buckquoy, Birsay, Orkney, Scotland in 1970.

The ebony shaft measures 9 1/2 inches in length, and the weight of this beautiful handspinning tool is 0.9 ounces (25 grams).  Additional photos can be seen in our Etsy shop.

**Moose antlers are naturally shed each year, so no moose were harmed to create this spindle.**