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Crochet Mats and Tops – Andhra Pradesh

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Crochet Table Linen, Women’s tops and girls pretty dresses have always been highly sought after. Crochet, French for a hook, with which yarn, in cotton or wool, is looped continuously, using the hook which draws-out the thread from the loop repeatedly, resulting in a lace-like netted fabric.  The effect is mesmerizingly beautiful and delicate.  This craft came to India with the French and British colonists and is now small units of local women artisans supported by self-help groups, make products to suit the export markets.  

CraftsBazaar promotes these artisans and their products online. 

 

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