This charkha was kept in the storeroom of the house. The woman of the family used to sit on pidhi (stool) or patadi (low seat) while making cotton threads on charkha. Later, those threads were used to make blankets and durries for everyday use. Sometimes, these were gifted to relatives on special occasions.


  • Title: Charkha (Spinning wheel)
  • Location: Shekhupuria, Sirsa, Haryana
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Rishav Jain, Ben Cartwright and Radha Devpura
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Metal (Iron), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Bagad
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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