For xmas, my friend Berenice made me 2 shuttles. One I'm using on my tapestry weaving that I've begun. This one, the larger one, is sitting looking beautiful!
I looked up the design on t'internet, and it's a 'netting shuttle'; mainly used for mending fishermen's nets.
It's beautifully made, sanded down nice and smooth, so the thread/wool doesn't snag.
I photographed it on a slab of slate in my garden; the circles look like the remains of fossils in the slate. In fact, they're the marks from cups, glasses, and plant pots!