Every state in India has its own handicrafts and textile industry. Karnataka is making garments tailored to each region’s culture. Thus, the Ilakal saree and Gulledagudda Khana which are famous for the famous sarees are popular in Karnataka.
Gulledagudda Khana is known for producing different blouse materials and traditional blouse fabric manufacturing in India. Many ensembles from the state of Karnataka are devoted to traditional designs and intricate weaving methods. The most traditional sarees of Karnataka are the Molakalmuru sarees of Chitradurga and the Ilakal sarees of Bagalakote and Guledagudda Khana. It usually matches with Ilakal sarees. It is widely used not only in Karnataka but also in Marathwada and some regions of Maharashtra. Elderly women used to wear Ilakal sarees and Guledagudda Khana in their traditional style, now in today’s modern fashion it is worn by the younger generation.
The town of Guledagudda was built on a hill by Ibrahim Adilshai II of Vijayapura. After a few centuries, people migrated from above to the hillside plain hence it is known as Guledagudda.
Ancient famous Indian temples give us an account of the types of dress and the styles of weaving and wearing. Khana material is always produced keeping a specific width and length.
Thus, Ilakal Sarees and Guledagudda Khana have become very famous recently. Widely worn in urban and rural areas. The Khana of Guledagudda is popularly believed in Karnataka even today as the handloom weaving industry started in Ilakal and Guledagudda. Most of the designs of Guledagudda Khana are replicas of Suryanarayana. They draw designs like Surya’s face, Siddeshwar’s face, Theru, (Ratha), Elephant’s foot, Tulasi leaf and needle jasmine flower etc.