Charkha | Spinning wheel

Details

Category: Vastu
Location: Rori Kapura, Faridkot, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Metal, Wood
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Different parts of the charkha are named differently. The three vertical members are known as munni, the two vertical parts holding the wheel are called munna. The handle is called hatha and the thread which runs the wheel is called mal.

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