Did Gandhiji have a spinning wheel in the past? Did anyone know how to spin yarn? Did anyone know what was Khadi?
came to know about all these things later. Before that Gandhiji used to wear
clothes made from cloth woven in the Indian textile mill.
many people learned to weave cloth on the handloom and Gandhiji started using
that coarse cloth. Although the cloth was woven on a handloom yet the yarn was
made in the mill. Therefore, from where to get the hand spun yarn, was the
course of time he met Gangaben Mujumdar. Gandhiji got a spinning wheel after
consultation with her. Many people then learnt to spin the yarn on it and then
they started weaving cloth from that yarn.
Gandhiji use clothes made by the textile mills, after this? He started wearing
only Khadi clothes then onwards.
to be fully clad with those clothes, at first. That is he wore a full-length
dhoti, shirt, a long coat upon it, a khadi turban on the head and a stole on his
he didn't like moving around wearing so many clothes but he did it for the sake
of culture. But an incident made him think why should he wear so many clothes
just in the name of false notions about culture?
incident caused the making of Gandhi Topi (an Indian type of cap)