Your basket is empty
What is SAORI?
SAORI Hand Weaving Looms
SAORI Weaving Accessories
You are in:
Hand Made Indian Book Charkha
Charkha, literally meaning “wheel”, is India’s generic term for any spinning wheel or hand-cranked spinning machine. A box charkha, of which this is an example, is a portable spinning wheel which was originally invented by Mahatma Gandhi. It is mostly used for spinning cotton.
Add to basket
The selected variant of this product is currently unavailable
Various models of box charkha were designed and then manufactured by Gandhi’s co-workers and followers as part of his “khadi movement,” to promote self-sufficiency in cloth-making.
The double-wheel drive, which allows greater speed and control as well as portability, is Gandhi’s own innovation.
The box charkha is typically available in two sizes: “briefcase” and “book.” The smaller book charkha is more portable.
Khadi Rolag Bundle