This Charkha is hand made in small batches in India. It is a Teak Wood body with a French Varnish finish book-shaped wooden box that opens up to reveal an accelerated Charkha which uses traditional cotton drive bands, wooden posts, and steel fittings. It also features a self contained skein winder. It comes with 3 spindles and a bar that attaches to the Charkha that you place under your leg while sitting on the floor 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 are more economical. 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. These Traditional Book Charkhas are a bit rustic and may take some getting used to if you are used to spinning on a western style spinning wheel.
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 3.5 lbs (1.6 Kg)
All weights and measures are approximate.