Charkha making is a traditional craft of India. Bageshwar charkha is a multiuse/purpose machine used for spinning the yarns to make spools. It is made using the wood of “Pine tree”.
The process followed is:
Wood is cut according to the required size using Panchakki machine and smoothened to make surface flat. Different parts of the wood are carved using chisels and hammer. Before fixing the parts of charkha, wood is painted with hirogi (brick red color) which is mixed with varnish and applied on the carved parts of the wood and dried in sun shade. After drying different parts are fixed together along a fan to the top slam with which a belt is attached. The belt is fixed with wheel in the bottom and is operated by the pedal.