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ikat

[ee-kaht] /ˈi kɑt/
noun
1.
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.
2.
a fabric made by this method.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; < Malay: to tie, bind
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Examples from the web for ikat
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for ikat

ikat

/ˈaɪkæt/
noun
1.
a method of creating patterns in fabric by tie-dyeing the yarn before weaving
Word Origin
C20: from Malay, literally: to tie, bind
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