Charkha | Spinning wheel


Category: Vastu
Location: Amritsar, Amritsar, Punjab
Cultural region: Majha
Materials: Glass (Mirror), Metal, Wood
Glass craft technique: Staining
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

A charkha is a spinning wheel used to make threads out of cotton. It is an important part of the material culture in Punjab, where it is a common practice to gift a charkha to a newly married bride. A charkha is often decorated using various techniques because of this ritualistic significance.

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