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Type: Thread Work
Introduced By: A Couple From Scotland
Home Town: Razole Taluk In East Godavari District and Narsapur, & Palakol Areas Of West Godavari District
Famous Items: Bedspreads, Tablecloths, Mats, Luncheon Sets, Door Curtains, Skirts, Frocks, Waistcoats

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, mostly women.

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.

Narsapur Lace, Andhra PradeshThe 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.


  1. Kalanjali Arts & Crafts, Nampally, Hyderabad
  2. Lepakshi Handicrafts Emporium, Gun foundry, Hyderabad & Minerva Complex, S.D.Road, Secunderabad

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