large pair vintage hand carved mismatched light horn thread winders

Lovely vintage deliberately mismatched pair of hand-carved thread winders made from horn, dating to the last quarter of the 20th century in a much older style. Each measures 1-3/4 inches across at the widest point.

Both are carved from the same translucent beige horn. One has round insets of very dark horn in the center and at each point. The dark inserts show through on both sides.

The other has a large round inset of very dark brown horn at the center plus incised circles that have been accented with black wax or dye.

They are very smooth and will be suitable for even the most delicate threads. You can see the the fine graining and textures of these natural materials in the photos.

The condition is excellent and both winders appear unused. They are study enough for everyday use in your sewing box.