Charkha | Spinning wheel
Location: Husnar, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Metal, Wood
Metal craft technique: Beating, Fittings, Painting
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
The wheel of this charkha was decorated by nailing small colourful pieces of metal to create patterns. The top surface of the base was covered entirely with a metal sheet that was nailed on to it.