Charkha is a spinning wheel used to spin threads out of cotton. This was recorded in Hanumangarh which shares a geographical border with the state of Punjab (where spinning is a common activity). It was made from wood and metal rivets that were used as decorative features.


  • Title: Charkha (Spinning wheel)
  • Location: Fatehgarh, Hanumangarh, Rajasthan
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Samrudha Dixit
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Metal (Brass), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning, Painting
  • Region: Shekhawati
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings, Riveting

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