Made with thin threads and woven with thin
stainless steel crochet needles of varying sizes, the exquisite hand
crocheted lace works of Andhra Pradesh are
very popular. The craft was introduced by a couple from Scotland and is
carried on by thousands of women working part time at their homes in
Narsapur and Palakol areas of West Godavari District and Razole Taluk of
East Godavari District. This work engages more than 125,000 artisans,
Crafting A Dainty Look
The lace work is done with thin threads and woven with thin stainless steel crochet needles of varying sizes. The thread used is twisted mercerised cotton yarn made out of superior grade cotton. The designs are created by the craftsman's nimble fingers.
The lace work is available in different colours like pink, green and mustard, but beige and white are the most common. It is available in different shapes - round, oval, oblong, square and rectangle.
Lace work is also sequined with cloth to make bedspreads, pillow covers, curtains, etc. Frocks, skirts, waistcoats, 'dupattas', etc. are the demand of the youngsters. Lace works are also made as telephone covers, tea cosy, mats for dressing table, wall hangings etc.
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