The spindle, and it's silk padding.
My new spindle arrived today! It's a Baby Turkish Delight from Jenkins Woodworking out in Oregon. It's very pretty, the arms are made of Osage Orange, and the spindle shaft is maple, I think (I might be lying about it being maple). Anyway, I took some quick phone photos when I opened it at work today. I'll take better ones soon. They wrapped it in some dyed wool roving and tissue paper, and the parts were padded with some silk fiber. I'm excited to try the silk. I spun a little wool with it tonight and I love it!
The outer wrapping, tissue paper and roving.