Charkha | Spinning wheel
Location: Bhaini Massa Singh, Tarn Taran, Punjab
Cultural region: Majha
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Metal, Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
Cotton grows extensively across Punjab. This is directly related to the common use of charkha across the region. The women make use of the spun cotton threads to weave or knit textile that is further used to make clothes, or decorate objects like pakkha or changair.