Kokrajhar Museum

Kokrajhar Museum

 
 
Weaving

yarn swift

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Yarn Swift

Sereki (Assamese) / Swrkhi (Bodo)

Bodo

Bamboo

Max. Length: 72 cm, Max. Breadth: 32 cm

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This is a bamboo thread spinning tool or wheel contrivance used for yarn coiling, known as Swrkhi. It is consisting of a central bamboo stick with a pointed end. The stick passes through four other bamboo sticks, two each at two separate length of the rod. These sticks are again tied to the rod with threads. These four sticks again are connected by several other sticks running along the direction of the central rod. This tool is used to keep thread bunches prior to winding on the ugha, made of bamboo with the help of a spinning wheel known as Zenther.