Karnataka is world famous for Mulberry silk and Ikat weaving designs on them. The art of making fine silk has given this state a reputation of being largest Mulberry silk producer. It is the process of boiling silk worms and making silk out of them that enables the tourist to learn something new about the traditional style. Since, silk is known for glimmer and royal look, the quality of this product is seen in most parts of Karnataka state. With so many varieties of silk in India, handloom sector has always been gaining significance in the fashion world.
The beauty of silk material or fabric is enhanced with bold designs of Ikat art style. Ikat is known to be a weaving style that makes use of resist dying process that involves tying the material, applying wax on it to resist extra dye and dipping in the color for fine impressions. Apart from this, the Mysore silk saris are well-known for their fineness and 100 percent pure golden zari work. These saris, generally, have thickly woven borders that make the saree look royalish.