Khadi: A Handspun Cloth From India That Galvanized a Local Movement

by , 01/04/12   filed under: Eco-Textiles, Fabrictionary

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KHADI \ˈkä-dē\

n 1 a: A coarse cotton, wool, or silk hand-spun in India on a spinning wheel called a charkha. b: Versatile in its ability to be dyed with limitless natural colors and patterns. c: Can be spun in a range of thicknesses, from lightweight shirting to thick upholstery. 2 a: A symbol of a national pride movement, allegedly started by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, aimed at boycotting foreign goods and promoting the country’s self-sufficiency. b: The official fabric used to create India’s flag, which features the charakha wheel at its center. 3: Used in some of the costumes for the Star Wars prequels, including Mace Windu’s cloak.

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