I love this Navajo spindle. We lived for a short time in southern Utah and learned a little about the Navajo tribe and their traditional weaving methods. Joseph wanted to honor that heritage when he designed this spindle for Good and Basic Manufacturing.
The symbol in the center of the spindle represents the sun, and our dependence on its light for life. I love seeing this spindle printed in gold (pictured above). It seems like the spindle looks like its own little sun, spreading light as Joseph spins.
As you might have noticed, this spindle is only half of the kit required to spin. You'll also need a wooden dowel to put through the middle, which will support the spindle by making contact with the ground or a small stopper, often made of clay, stone, or wood.
Order your Navajo spindle from the Good and Basic Manufacturing shop on Etsy. Happy spinning!
Joseph & Aubrey Bjork