The Indian state of Goa is a place where some historic cities exhibit the Portuguese's cultural influence. Now the civilized state has prudent and hardworking people. Goa is also known as a multi-lingual state; the two major languages are Marathi and Konkani. The national language of India, Hindi, is well understood and also the most commonly spoken language English is used widely. Goa flourishes with well-known churches and temples and a symphonic co-existence triumphs between people of various faith today; it is also one of India's maximum per-capita incomes by establishing its basic economy with fishing, tourism, farming, and iron-ore mining. The outstanding native handicrafts of Goa are the most popular souvenir items, which include Shell work, Crochet, Brassware, Paper- Mache, attractive Terracotta and pottery works, and many more.
Crochet is a French term derived from the name of an instrument that is in crooked shape like a hook from which the work is done. The crochet hook differs for every different yarns and thread. Crochet artisans don't use pointy needles or machines to do their projects; they use a single crochet hook. The hook can be small or large, or any size in between. It might typically be made of steel, aluminum, bamboo, plastic, wood, or bone, but it's a hook. Crochet is always done by hand, never by machine. Crochet has two ways to work with one in round form and the other is in rows. It has many forms of stitching and designing. Single crochet stitch, double crochet stitch, treble crochet stitch, and many more fall under the crochet forms by increasing the number of stitches in post chains. Crochet is very different from knitting; in knitting, the artisan uses two needles and a workover with many open stitches, whereas in crochet, only one hook is used, and only one open live stitch is worked upon at a time. Many people like a hobby have followed crochet. Crocheting is one of the best forms to make use of leisure time. Women who tend to enhance everything around mostly follow this craft. Most of the time, we see young women crocheting or knitting socks, sweaters, and other clothes for their children. Crochet has now expanded to rehabilitated different places and cultures like Portuguese crochets table, Irish crochet lace, and many more. This craft hobby sometimes turns out to be a repetition for generations.
Crochet is one of the arts, which is simple and versatile in form. A fabric product made out of crochet art comes in many ways like a door hanging, splendid throws, an elegant wrap, a cozy scarf, shawls, pillow cover, table mats, bedspreads, toys, fancy bags, purses, and many more. It has also been an enormous part of elegant jewelry and fashionable clothing. The Industrial Handicrafts and handloom cooperative society Ltd (IHHCSL) is one such cooperative in Goa. It was established on August 14, 1980. Society is a non-profit organization helping women earn from home, providing them a livelihood, and also retaining the Portuguese art of crochet and embroidery alive are the aims of this organization. It whole-heartedly works to maintain the art of crochet with the modern designs that are turning up these days. Ms. Sunanda is one of the women's artisans who crafts various handicrafts.