This Beautiful Turkish Drop Spindle created by RileyWoodAndFiberArt is a large and completely handmade from only the finest hard and soft woods from around the world. The cross pieces or "whorl" is Hackberry and the shaft is hand turned from Maple. This spindle weighs approximately 23 grams and is suitable for spinning finer yarns. The whorl on this spindle is about 5 inches wide overall and the shaft is roughly 8 1/4 inches long. Turkish spindles are very fun to spin on. With the idea that you're creating a center pull ball as you are spinning and winding on. And winding on has become an art in itself. Also, if you are familiar with the park and draft method, these spindles are ideal. As with most of my spindles it's finished with an eco friendly danish oil. I am happy to ship internationally please contact me for a price quote.