Ilkal is an expensive saree from Karnataka state. Its characteristic is the joining of the body warp with the pallu warp, which is locally known as “tope teni”. The technique is used exclusively for Ilkal Sarees. Warp threads for the body, border and pallu are prepared separately. The colour of the border and pallu warp are the same whereas the body warp is in a contrasting colour. The saree is woven on traditional pit/frame looms fitted with the dobby/jacquard mechanism.