The Spinning Wheel

JK Bank

Spinning wheel in Kashmir is an old practice whereby women would remain indoors and earn meagre amount to sustain livelihood. Over the years, this form of labour has declined due to increase in prices of raw wool. Those in the practice say the prices of Pashmina yarn is still the same as was decades back; and thus with the result, the number of women involved in spinning of wool in the Valley had also decreased considerably. Sameer Ashraf freezes some of the moments of a woman with her spinning wheel.