Wooden Box Charkha is an Indian version of modified spinning wheel to make cotton yarn. The wooden box charkha comes with a instruction manual and a bundle of cotton. Try this foldable spinning-wheel - charkha as used by Mahatma Gandhi. 

Product Features: 
  • Hand-crafted in India.
  • Made from Teak wood polished with French varnish.
  • Sturdy, compact and weighs 2.5 kg
  • Includes three spindles, cotton drive band and a skeiner.
  • Ideal for spinning short staple fibers such as cotton or fine wool
  • Everything folds up nicely into a wooden box 
  • This box Charkha is ideal for spinning short staple fibers such as cotton or fine wool into yarn. Also good for angora, cashmere, silk or any fine fiber.
  • The compact Charkha is in a shape of the Box and is very compact and lightweight. Because of it's lightweight it can easily be carried wherever you go!
  • Spinning activity improves concentration & attention span. 
  • It has meditative qualities.
  • And, this craft is addictive! Once mastered, you will fall in love with hand spinning because of the scope of the creativity it provides!
  • Last, but not the least, it can be a tool to achieve economic independence.


The wooden box charkha is a great conversation piece and a unique, must-have spinning wheel for all spinning enthusiasts. The charkha has a history and became a symbol of self-sufficiency/self-reliance/self-governance in India that helped force change in India during the rule of the British empire in times of Mahatma Gandhi. Khadi & Charkha were not only the means to achieve freedom. They were part of spiritual nourishment as a meditation for all people. It helped sustain the freedom struggle for decades & attain it.

The product is outcome of our initiative to encourage learn and practice hand spinning. Learn the art of hand spinning with this box charkha- fold-able spinning wheel. Happy Spinning !!!


Check out this BOOKLET which should serve to enhance their confidence and commitment towards this all encompassing art of spinning which is a non-violent and eco-friendly way of life.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Nichole Postell
Havent tride it out yet

I live in Florida in America, I ordered this on June 28th and it arived on July the 3rd, two days early than estimated. Everything apperes to be intact from what I can see, I can't wait to learn to use it.


Best to gift for foreigner... Finishing is top class
Thank you.. Sharddha madam for suggestion

Djamela Akram
Box charkha review

The charkha arrived a few days after I placed the order, and I was really pleased about the service. I am happy with my purchase except that one of the spindle was broken