Gomi Teni

Gomi Teni is a saree from North Karnataka which was worn by women in 12th Century. The motifs which is seen in the borders are basically inspired by jowar seeds which represents the herringbone stitch. Being grown majorly in North Karnataka, the jowar motif represents a symbol of prosperity which was gifted to pregnant women and also worn by married women during Sankranti (harvest festival). Gomi Teni sarees have not been worn for the last 40 years but motifs are used in contemporary version of ilkal to some extent.