Weaving had a special significance for Bendre, who taught it together with painting and papier mache while in Baroda in the 1950's. He painted several works over the years that depict women engaged in different methods of weaving; from sitting at a loom or behind a spinning wheel. This painting from 1987 shows a young girl sitting at a loom that is typical of the weavers in Arunachal Pradesh.
The process of weaving serves as a perfect metaphor for Bendre's sense of 'one-ness' achieved through artistic creation: 'To me creative art demands transforming raw materials from surroundings observed deliberately or by chance into an integrated whole.... The process has purpose and meaning.... All great works of art have abstract considerations at the root of the process, like establishing aesthetically desirable relationships of parts with the whole.' (Narayan Bendre, 'My Painting', Bendre: The Painter and the Person, Canada, 1990, p. 63-64.)