Ilkal Weavers House

Ilkal, Bagalkote District, Karnataka


This cluster of weavers' houses from northern Karnataka represents an urban settlement pattern and is typical of weavers' houses in the larger northern region of Karnataka. The wooden elements have been taken from similar houses near Bagalkote from a village which has now been flooded by the new dam. However, as the Bagalkote houses had already been dismantled, the Ilkal cluster was taken as a model after research around the area and has been reconstructed accurately at DakshinaChitra.

The wooden gateway, stone and wooden window at the entrance were taken from Ilkal, the last remaining standing remnants of a house which was considered to be the oldest known house in the town.