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    Chandrakali Saree

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    The Chandrakali saree is woven in dyed silk, and decorated with embroidery. Traditionally considered to be an essential part of a bride’s wardrobe, it had to be woven by the bride herself. The saree is made in the town of Ilkal in Karnataka. The main body of the saree is dyed a deep black-blue, achieved by dipping the silk fibers in a vat of indigo multiple times; the borders and the pallu (end piece) of the saree are dyed crimson and decorated with mirror work and zari embroidery.


    Community, Direct Create. “Kasuti Embroidery from Karnataka.” Medium. Direct Create, January 27, 2020.

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