Turkmenistan – Mary, Ersary tribal silver top drop spindle. Circa 1920-1930s Size: 14″ long including top. 1/1/2″ diameter silver top. Turkmenistan – Mary, silver top wooden rot hand carved drop spindle. Silver tops will last long, rots always break and they have to change them on the way. Some of them has sayings on them against evil eye and harmful spirits.
"Sassanian bone spindle whorl in use." The Sasanian Empire, known to its inhabitants as Ērānshahr and Ērān in Middle Persian, was the last Iranian empire before the rise of Islam, ruled by the Sasanian dynasty from 224 AD to 651 AD.