This is a Spindlewood Akha. It’s maple with Paduak rings. I got it at Woodland Woolworks several years ago, marked down because the whorl is on backwards. It spins just fine. I have an authentic Akha that I don’t use often because its fragile. This one is not.
The yarn is natural brown cotton. When Jeffrey was sick, I grabbed the bag with this spindle and the bag with my sock knitting. I didn’t do much spinning. Cotton is an easy spin when you have your “cotton mojo”. If you don’t have it, there’s no point in fighting it. This is a very restful way to spin cotton and easier on my shoulder than Takli spinning.