Charkha | Spinning wheel
Location: Chamaru, Patiala, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Metal, Wood
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting, Turning
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
Women generally use a charkha while sitting on a pidhi. A number of smaller objects like boia (baskets) are used alongside the charkha. While the cotton is placed in one boia, another one is used to collect the yarn of thread being spun on the charkha.