This spindle is made with clay and wood. The handcrafted picture is of sheep in a green meadow under a blue sky with white, fluffy clouds. It is initialed and numbered by the artist. I bought it from someone selling their spinning stash. Other spindles by the same artist can be found in The Clay Sheep shop. It weighs 1.57 ounces and has excellent balance. The whorl is notched to make it easy to secure spun fiber. This spindle is both functional and a beautiful work of art.