The state of Andhra Pradesh is home to numerous skills and crafts developed over generations and some of these crafts are home-based vocations like crochet lace making. Originated in Narsapur, West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, Crochets are beautifully crafted with cotton thread.
Narsapur is situated on the bank of Godavari River and it is believed that the women of the farming community of this region started creating highly attractive artefacts from colourful lace, about 150 years ago.In the year 2004, the first of its kind lace park in India was established here where thousands of crochet lace makers can market their products.
The lace work is done using thin threads and these are again woven with thin crochet needles of varying sizes. Narsapur's famed hand-made crochet industry produces doilies, pillow covers, cushion covers, bed spreads, table-runners, and table cloths etc. The products are available in vibrant colors like orange, green, blue, whitered, and beige. The artefacts also vary, right from hand purses to caps, to mobile phone covers, tops and also stoles. There are also attractive lampshades and wall hangings made from lace. The crochet lace products are also exported to countries like UK, USA, France, etc.These artistically woven lace products are gifted as souvenirs.