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Early spinning pendant
Jul 24, 2018

The spinning pendant is the first tool used in spinning in Chinese history, and its appearance dates back at least to the Neolithic Age. According to archaeological data, in all of China Almost all of the early residents' sites that have been excavated in more than 30 provinces and cities have been unearthed from the main parts of the spinning pendant. The early spinning wheels unearthed are usually made of stone pieces or pottery pieces. The shapes are different. They are mostly drum-shaped, round, oblate, and quadrangular. Some of them are also painted on the wheel surface.


The emergence of the spinning pendant not only changed the textile production of the primitive society, but also had a profound impact on the development of later spinning tools. As a simple spinning tool, it has been used for thousands of years, even in the twentieth century, Tibet. Some nomadic Tibetans in the area are still spinning with it.



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