Boojho wants to make yarn from fibre at home. Which of the following will he use to carry out the task?
  1. Powerloom
  2. Handloom
  3. Charkha
  4. Knitting needles

AcademicChemistryNCERTClass 6

Correct answer: (c) Charkha 

Explanation: The process of making yarn from fibres is called spinning. In this process, fibres are drawn out and twisted. This brings the fibres together to form a yarn. A simple hand-operated device used for spinning is the charkha. 

Spinning: It is a process of making yarn from fibres called spinning. It includes the process of making thread out of raw fiber (cotton, wool, flax, silk). The process uses fibres from a mass of cotton wool which are drawn out and twisted. Through this fibres come together to form a yarn.

Spinning can be done by hand. Later on, takli and charkha were widely used for this process. On a large scale, spinning is done with the help of machines.

[Note: Gandhiji used to work on a charkha. He made it a symbol of our freedom movement during the war of independence as it symbolised manual labour.]
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Updated on 10-Oct-2022 13:19:50

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