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Splender weaves of Molkalmur silk saree
  • More than 150 years old traditional saree
  • Floral designs and the rich pallu make these sarees attractive and gorgeous.
  • The long border sarees have a contrast border and the traditional touch is their speciality.
  • These sarees are woven under three shuttle looms
  • The border of the saree interlocks with the shell saree to give a temple design.
  • There are also double border sarees which are available in two contrast colours.
  • Sarees are woven under dobby or jacquard looms.
Traditional Ilkalsaree
  • Ilkal was an ancient weaving centre where the weaving seems to have started in the 8th century ad
  • Ilkalsarees are woven using silk warp on the body and weft silk or cotton.
  • The uniqueness of saree is joining of the body warp with pallav warp with a series of loops locally called as tope teni technique
  • Kondi technique is used for weft through inserting 3 shuttles.
Udupi Cotton Saree
  • Light weighted fine count cotton used in the sarees
  • Broad size border with dobby designs
  • Woven only with plain and checks..
Kollegal Saree
  • Sarees are woven with silk warp and silk weft
  • All over flover designs are used in the sarees
  • Sarees are woven with multi colour cotton buttas
  • Mostly used for wedding functions