This was crocheted by me in 1973/74. It is done using 6 strand embroidery cotton. I had got this thread in big hanks by the kilo. It was originally a peach colour but someone dropped coffee on it and so I had to get it dyed to this beautiful chocolate brown colour. It is based on a doily that I had made.
I used it a lot, then my younger sister wore it in her college days after which my niece wore it in her college days. It still looks good.
This photograph was taken by my nephew. Thank you Aalok for the picture.