Spinning – A labour of love

Abstract

Millions of years ago, people used to do all kinds of works by their own hands. When we go through history, we find that machines are quite recent invention. People used to make fiber/ thread and then clothes by their hands to cover their bodies. This art is known as “Spinning”. Spinning is a labour of love. Therefore our great poets and pious saints have always appreciated this effort of human beings and conveyed message of hard work through it. Poets of the sub-continent have also expressed the philosophy of mysticism by spinning wheel. Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai gave the message of hard work and avoidance of laziness in his chapter on Spinner or “Sur Kapaeti”, which is the focus of his research paper

Shazia Pitafi