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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British Dictionary definitions for ikat
a method of creating patterns in fabric by tie-dyeing the yarn before weaving
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