region: Kasuti embroidery is practiced in Karnataka. The embroidery considered as an auspicious craft, is executed by women. In ancient times, every bride would own a black silk sari, Chandrakali sari, with Kasuti embroidery done on it.
end use: Traditionally the embroidery was done on Ilkal sari and other apparel items like women’s blouse and children’s bonnets. Presently Kasuti embroidery is also done on home products like cushion covers, bedcovers, curtains and accessories like handbags, mobile pouches, belts etc.