The Coast Salish are justifiably famous for their carved spinning whorls, as shown by the example. The figure is surrounded by an otter on the left, a bird on the right, as well as by two bird heads positioned between the head and arms. The whorl is probably maple wood and was acquired in 1884 from the Cowichan Halkomelem on Vancouver Island. (21 cm; NMM)
NMM = National Museum of Man, Ottawa