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The Old Spinning Wheel
- a small domestic spinning machine with a single spindle that is driven by hand or foot
- An apparatus for spinning yarn or thread, with a spindle driven by a wheel attached to a crank or treadle
- A spinning wheel is a device for spinning thread or yarn from natural or synthetic fibers.
- A throbber is a graphic found in a graphical user interface of a computer program (especially a web browser) that animates to show the user that the program is performing an action (such as downloading a web page).
the old spinning wheel - Hand Powered
Hand Powered Spinning Wheels in Wood
Hand powered spinning wheels are powered by the spinner turning a crank for flywheel with their hand, as opposed to pressing pedals or using a mechanical engine The charkha (etymologically related to Chakra) was both a tool and a symbol of the Indian independence movement. The charkha, a small, portable, hand-cranked wheel, is ideal for spinning cotton and other fine, short-staple fibers, though it can be used to spin other fibers as well. The size varies, from that of a hardbound novel to the size of a briefcase, to a floor charkha. Mahatma Gandhi brought the charkha into larger use with his teachings. He hoped the charkha would assist the peoples of India achieve self-sufficiency and independence
Spin & Smile
An old lady spinning a Charkha - the Indian version of spinning wheel to create cotton at a weaver's colony of Rajbalhat, Hooghly. She gave a million dollar smile when I was shooting her. The Grandma looked so happy despite her tattered house and surrounding that I remembered that quote - "It is so simple to happy, but it is so difficult to be simple"
spinning wheel #3
This is the spinning wheel that my parents found at a flea market. They knew that I wanted to try to spin so they bought it for me, but now I'm not sure what to do with it? From the info I've found, I think it might be a modified wheel or a combination of two wheels. If you have any info, I'd like to know ;O)