A type of sari made in Ilkal in Karnataka, India, woven in dyed silk and decorated with embroidery. Traditionally considered to be an essential part of a bride’s wardrobe, the Chandrakali sari is woven by the bride herself. The main body of the sari 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) are dyed crimson and decorated with mirrorwork and zari embroidery.