ikat

noun
\ ˈē-ˌkät \

Definition of ikat 

: a fabric in which the yarns have been tie-dyed before weaving

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The main motif for both men and women is a black-and-white zebra print with a colorful scarf border, as well as a multistripe ikat print and a medallion placement print on matte jersey. Marcy Medina | Wwd, latimes.com, "Trina Turk teams with Macy's on mini-collection for men and women," 24 Apr. 2018 Shop In Lloseta, Teixits Riera has been producing colorful Majorcan ikat since 1896. Alexander Lobrano, Town & Country, "The Ultimate Guide to Spain's Mediterranean Coast," 6 June 2017 All of the 19th-century ikat on display comes from a donation made by private collector Guido Goldman. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "How the Technicolor Ikat Designs of Central Asia Thread Into Textile History," 26 Mar. 2018 Ruzzetti and Gow's silk velvet ikats are instant space changers. Alyssa Wolfe, ELLE Decor, "Inspiring Ikats," 28 Oct. 2010 Chanyeol has hair the color of tropical punch and has thrown a white Céline blouse with watercolor blooms over a Saint Laurent logo tee; Baekhyun appears in Valentino, a mustard ikat Etro blazer, and a red mullet. Tyler Mitchell, Vogue, "Is EXO the Most Stylish K-Pop Band of All Time?," 28 July 2017 Shop In Lloseta, Teixits Riera has been producing colorful Majorcan ikat since 1896. Alexander Lobrano, Town & Country, "The Ultimate Guide to Spain's Mediterranean Coast," 6 June 2017 The apartment seems to have countless patterns throughout, but really, there are only three: ikat, chintz and suzani. Alexandra Abramian, House Beautiful, "The Secret to Making a No-Light Space Look Bright," 17 Aug. 2016 Chair fabric (ikat): Mercury P6324 in 23002 (1101357) from Lewis & Sheron Textiles (lsfabrics.com). Southern Living, "Source Guide - January 2013," 1 Jan. 2013

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First Known Use of ikat

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ikat

Malay, tying

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