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.

1930–35; < Malay: to tie, bind

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ikat (ˈaɪkæt)
a method of creating patterns in fabric by tie-dyeing the yarn before weaving
[C20: from Malay, literally: to tie, bind]

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Think chinos, vaguely exotic madras shirts, ikat shorts and shell buttons.
There were kooky ikat print, deconstructed bloomers in ruffled pink and yellow cotton, and roomy coats with built-in bags.
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