Definition of ikat in English:

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ikat

Pronunciation: /ˈēkät/

noun

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.

Origin

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

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