Charkha | Spinning wheel
Location: Nagpur, Fatehabad, Haryana
Cultural region: Bagad
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Metal (Iron), Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
Charkha is a spinning wheel used to spin threads out of raw cotton. This charkha was gifted to the eldest women of the family during her wedding around forty-eight years ago. Though it was not in use, she had chosen to keep it as memorabilia of her wedding.