The spinning wheel is very basic and economic for all the weaving units for purchase. It is completely done with wood and with minimal equipment, and yet helps in completing important task which helps in weaving processes.
Charka is used to spin wool yarn to make spools and spindles. The woolen yarn from bundle is spun on the spool. It is a unique innovation existing from many years in Uttarakhand region, done to speed up the spinning process and can be operated by pedaling, thus saving power, time and a very practical machine. Charaka functions similar to that of hand operated spinning wheel used for spinning spools but operated by pedaling.