The special aspect of an Ilkal saree is the pallu that is tastefully woven in Silk or Art Silk fabric in bright colors, red and white being the predominant ones. These sarees usually have a characteristic shade of dark indigo, purple, red and green with their traditional styles of pallus. The pallu and the body are joined in a technique called as kondi. Other features are it has the traditional patterns with motifs of centipedes, dots and triangles. Pallu has a cross border design in white across the width between the two borders.