Definition of ikat in English:

ikat

Syllabification: i·kat
Pronunciation: /ˈēkät
 
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noun

  • Fabric made using an Indonesian decorative technique in which warp or weft threads, or both, are tie-dyed before weaving.
    More 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.

Origin

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

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