Charkha | Spinning wheel
Location: Fatehgarh, Hanumangarh, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Shekhawati
Materials: Metal (Brass), Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings, Riveting
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
Charkha is a spinning wheel used to spin threads out of cotton. This was recorded in Hanumangarh which shares a geographical border with the state of Punjab (where spinning is a common activity). It was made from wood and metal rivets that were used as decorative features.