This is an example of athakupani or joining different motifs. Individually crocheted motifs usually uniform in size and similar in design are joined to form a patterned piece. These flowers or motifs can be made by different persons but are joined by one person using rehkas or rosapattis - a form of design employed for combining separate constituents into one piece. The process of combining different pieces and joining them requires imagination, patience and dexterity.
Woven by Kamal Naik
Gift of Rekha Naik in memory of Kamal Naik
Textiles and Costumes of India
Cotton, Filet Crochet
Early 20th century CE