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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.
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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.

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