West Bengal, Monsoons & Fritters (Part 2 of 3)

West Bengal, Monsoons & Fritters (Part 2 of 3)

We had almost planned to handover our designs and leave back for Jaipur when our master weaver asked us to come over to his brother’s place, who had floor hand-looms at his home. And it resulted in a never before experience.
A Rajasthani women clad in bandhini saree sitting on ground and spinning cotton yarn (soot) on a Gandhi Charkha (Indian Spinning Wheel)

Where did the Charkha (Spinning Wheel) come from?

Interestingly, It is a long running debate whether Charkha has its origin in India or middle east. Let's see where it actually came from.