Khunn fabric, also known as Guledgudda Khana has its origin in North Karnataka. It was initially used to make cholis or blouses to match with different sarees and formed a niche clothing habit of suburban women of Karnataka and Maharashtra. With time the weave gained popularity to be worn by women in various forms.
Now, you can get a number of ready to wear dresses made of the Khunn fabric. It carries a distinct weave with patterns like brocade, almost similar to honeycombs in shape. Artisans from rural Karnataka weave magic into the threads to make these distinct cloth pieces.
The textile carries two colour tones intersected into each other to form this artistic spectacle. This art form carries a trademark or silk mark that defines its authenticity and is very difficult to replicate. Thus, it is an integral part of Karnataka’s tradition that we strive to preserve and upheld to the world.