Gsndhi made spinning on the charkha and the daily use of khadi, or coarse cloth
made from homespun yarn, very powerful symbols. These were not only symbols of
self-reliance but also of resistance to the use of British mill-made cloth. For
Mahatma Gandhi, khadi was a sign of purity, simplicity and poverty. It also
became a symbol of nationalism and rejection of western mill-made clothes. His
dream was to clothe the whole nation in Khadi. He felt khadi would be a means
of erasing differences between religions, classes, etc.