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ikat Syllabification: i·kat
Pronunciation: /ˈēkät/

Definition of ikat in English:


Fabric made using an Indonesian decorative technique in which warp or weft threads, or both, are tie-dyed before weaving.
Example sentences
  • The Indonesian touch comes in material similar to ikat (hand woven cloth) and natural colors like brown, red, beige and green.
  • Not far away was a market offering everything under the sun, from dried fish to hand-woven textiles, especially ikat.
  • The duchess changed into a porcelain blue silk dress with hand painted ikat design, hand embroidered with gold thread work for the religious blessing.


1930s: Malay, literally 'fasten, tie'.

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