Wool: Warmth of the Winter! "Shearing occurs twice a year in the months of March and October. We first thoroughly wash the raw wool in warm water and leave them to dry under the sun. After they are completely dry, we then comb them with brushes and after that the wool is spun into bulky skeins of yarn with the help of the charkha. With the skeins made, it’s time for the loom to be prepared."- said by 'Queen of the Wool', Dhan Maya Gurung from Sikkim. India is the 9th largest producer in World contributing 2% of world's total population. Rajasthan represents 30% of the wool production in India. United States and EU are key export destinations for Indian wool and wool-blended products. Integrated Wool Development Programme (IWDP) is one of the scheme to boost the economic status of wool-production manufacturers in the rural regions of the country.