The Fibre Garden : Tahkli & Charkha Spindles
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Still used in India today, Tahkli spindles and Charkhas are supreme when it comes to handspinning cotton.
Tahkli & Charkha Spindles
Charkha, Mahatma Standard Book
Tahkli Spindle, Nickle/Brass
Stainless steel shaft and brass whorl are relatively rust resistant. Other features and specs:
- small and lightweight: 18cm length (7 inches), 2cm-wide brass whorl (.79") and weight of around 18g (.63 oz)
- shaft features a flat, hammered end with a hook, which helps to catch the fibres during spinning. The whorl end comes to a sharp point for minimal friction and fast spin. Don't poke your eye out!
- ideal for spinning cotton, but also useful for other fine fibres
PRODUCT of INDIA