ikat

[ ee-kaht ]
/ ˈi kɑt /

noun

a method of printing woven fabric by tie-dyeing the warp yarns (warp ikat ), the weft yarns (weft ikat ), or both (double ikat ) before weaving.
a fabric made by this method.

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Origin of ikat

1930–35; <Malay: to tie, bind

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British Dictionary definitions for ikat

ikat
/ (ˈaɪkæt) /

noun

a method of creating patterns in fabric by tie-dyeing the yarn before weaving

Word Origin for ikat

C20: from Malay, literally: to tie, bind
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