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Brown Coloured Ilkal Saree in Cotton Silk with Loop Weaving Technique

Ilkal sarees are woven in cotton and silk and named after a town in Bhagalkot district of Karnataka. This brown Ilkal saree in cotton silk is comfortable to wear and has a crisp elegant fall.

₹7,749

Availability : In stock

Product Code : SAIL768569

Material : Cotton Silk

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Return Policy : This product can be returned within 7 days of purchase.

Measurements : Default

Care : Dry clean only.

ART STORY

 

Ilkal Handwoven SareesThe Ilkal saree hails from a district in Northern Karnataka called Bagalkot. The saree is woven on the handloom and features a unique medley of cotton and silk – the body of the saree and sometimes, the borders are in cotton while the pallus feature silk in contrast colours, especially red.

The joining of cotton and silk in the saree, a highly skilled practice known as kundi requires a mastery over both materials.

Ilkal Handwoven Sarees

 

The juxtaposing of cotton and silk has an interesting background. While cotton grows locally in the region, silk rearing was encouraged in Karnataka in the eighteenth century Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore.

By the mid-nineteenth century, mulberry silk rearing and spinning grew into a full-scale cottage industry, giving local weavers a steady supply of silk, allowing them to build a distinct design language in cotton-silk.