This Middle Atlas Spindle, called a maghzal in Moroccan Arabic, comes from a weekly market where Anou artisans live. It is used by weavers to spin different types of yarn for making rugs, blankets, and other home items. Like the Navajo spindle, it is used while sitting on the ground. The spindle is twisted up or down the leg to produce a Z or S twist yarn. You can read about spinning in the Middle Atlas Mountains and see how this spindle is used in our blog post here.
Please note: This is a handmade item so variations may occur from what you see in the photo. Also, the supply is limited so shipping may take longer. If this is the case, we will let you know when you order.