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A spinning wheel is a device for spinning thread or yarn from natural or synthetic fibers. Spinning wheels appeared in Asia, probably in the 11th century, and very gradually replaced hand spinning with spindle and distaff. Spinning machinery, such as the spinning jenny and spinning frame, displaced the spinning wheel during the Industrial Revolution.

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, and so used the charkha as a symbol of the Indian independence movement and included it on earlier versions of the Flag of India.

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I think you are confused. The Native American cultures had a medicine wheel and not a spinning wheel as a symbol. They were used for various spiritual and ritual purposes as well as healing. It was believed that illness was from spiritual imbalance and the wheel focuses on a balance of all things. The wheel also depicts the circle of life, the shape of the sun and the moon. They are still used today and can be made.

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The spinning wheel is a symbol of nonviolent protest. Ghandi used the spinning wheel to boycott Britain and show how they could make cotton rather than buy it.

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he believe that he is a pure idiot and is constepated

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