This Charkha is made in small batches in India and is based on the traditional Book Charkha, but the manufacturer has made some great improvements over the traditional models. It is a smooth finished book-shaped wooden box that opens up to reveal an accelerated Charkha that uses rubber O-rings in place of the traditional cotton drive bands, stainless steel and coated steel fittings and a self contained skein winder. It comes with 3 spindles and a non-stick mat for you to place under the Charkha to prevent it from moving around during your spinning.
These Charkas are lighter and more portable than the smallest folding wheel or e-spinner and just as refined. We lovingly refer to our own Charkha as our "portable Great Wheel" since it can spin just about anything a Great Wheel can, but we can throw it in a tote bag and take it with us anywhere.
Each Charkha measures about 10 in (25 cm) X 6.5 in (16.5 cm) X 2.25 in (5.5 cm) and weigh about 2.5 lbs (1.15 Kg)
All weights and measures are approximate.