This amazing conversation piece is definitely meant for the home of a fiber artist! Charkha, literally meaning “wheel,” is India’s generic term for any spinning wheel or hand-cranked spinning machine. Various models of charkha have been designed and then manufactured by Gandhi’s co-workers and followers as part of his “khadi movement,” to promote self-sufficiency in cloth-making. For safety reasons, the spindle had been removed before we purchased this. This is a rare find and worth much more than what we're asking!