Charkha | Spinning wheel
Location: Baragaon, Karnal, Haryana
Cultural region: Nardak
Materials: Metal (Iron), Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
It was common practice for the family carpenter to gift a khaat, palang, or charkha to a woman when she gave birth to her first son. In return, the carpenter and his family were gifted with clothes, grains and sweets. This charkha was one such example gifted to the eldest lady in the family, around forty years ago.