‘Ilkal Chronicles: A 7th-century weave in modern India’ by Vrunda Sekhar

“Ilkal sarees are the most affordable staple wear of the women of North Karnataka and Southern Maharashtra. This heritage weave is now on its way to being recognised nationally.” – Vrunda Sekhar for Sarmaya Talks.

Vrunda Sekhar is a handloom specialist from Karnataka. She has been working with weavers in the research, revival and marketing of Ilkal sarees, a 7th Century weave developed by the Chalukyas of Badami. She is on a mission to make Ilkal sarees a national weave and a must-have for every Indian woman.

This event took place on 23rd June, 2023, at Durbar Hall, The Asiatic Society of Mumbai, Fort, Mumbai.