An ikat of hand-dyed yarn into broad wavy lines. Handwoven fabric of silk warp and very fine cotton weft. The name “Katari” could refer to ikat traditions of the Middle East (Qatar, etc.) Narayanpet sarees from Andhra Pradesh, however, have a braid pattern border called katari with small tooth-like or dagger-like triangular designs. A katar is an Indian dagger. So both are plausible explanations for the word.