- Hindi carkhā, from Persian charkha, diminutive of charkh, wheel, from Old Persian *carka-. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The charkha is a spinning device developed in India, and is used primarily for spinning fine cotton thread, and spinning it quickly.”
“One nice feature of the charkha is that there's a skein winder included.”
“(Yeah, I could probably have gotten more on there, but it's my first large amount of yarn spun on the charkha.)”
“But I don't think I've every actually seen anybody else with a charkha in real life.”
“But I've been obsessing over a great wheel for a while, and since I can't afford one of those in the foreseeable future, I figured it was time to see if I could get my charkha to work.”
“I've always wondered about all of the parts of a charkha and how you actually spin on one ..”
“Belts: The charkha originally came with a thick cotton cord belt for the main wheel and a string belt for the accelerating wheel:”
“I have to tell you, that dratted thick belt was one of the reasons the charkha sat in my closet for all these years.”
“Mine is a largish charkha (attache size, I think.)”
“I have had an Indian charkha sitting in my closet for years now.”
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