ikat

noun
\ ˈē-ˌkät How to pronounce ikat (audio) \

Definition of ikat

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

Examples of ikat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The center table is draped in Cowtan & Tout's Rapallo ikat. Sarah Yang, House Beautiful, "Top Pin of the Day: A Cozy Library," 27 Feb. 2014 Using that decidedly not neutral as a background, Juarez layered on more color and pattern (like pillows and an armchair in a Madeline Weinrib ikat of the same palette) as well as art, books, and other trinkets. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Everything in this Pattern-Happy Home Office Has a Hidden Meaning," 12 July 2019 Courses run from half a day (dyeing a cotton napkin) to three days (weaving an ikat scarf). Jennifer Barger, Washington Post, "Forget souvenir shopping; these destinations let you craft your own meaningful memento," 18 Oct. 2019 There are always patterns that come and go — florals, ikats and paisleys have all had their time in the spotlight (and then some), but the current love affair with chevron has to end. Elizabeth Mayhew, Washington Post, "6 decorating trends that need to die," 31 Dec. 2019 The walls, Ikea cabinets, and even the range hood are wrapped in a custom vinyl printed with Nussbaumer’s own ikat pattern. Kathryn O'shea-evans, House Beautiful, "Michelle Nussbaumer Designed Our 2019 Kitchen(s) of the Year," 9 Sep. 2019 The Art Kitchen Nussbaumer’s own ikat print—paired with Thibaut on the ceiling—exemplifies the designer’s trademark pattern play. Kathryn O'shea-evans, House Beautiful, "Michelle Nussbaumer Designed Our 2019 Kitchen(s) of the Year," 9 Sep. 2019 The high-style collection is chock-full of Schumacher's well-loved, iconic prints, like vibrant ikats, Chiang Mai Dragon, Bixi Dragon, Chinois Fret, and Scallop Filigree—all with a fresh twist, thanks to Williams Sonoma. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Williams Sonoma Teams Up with Schumacher on a Chic New Collection," 11 July 2019 The three generations wore matching ikat prints in the Bahamas and donned all white in Mexico. Abha Bhattarai, Washington Post, "The fashion trend that won’t go away: Matching clothes for the whole family," 10 July 2019

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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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“Ikat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ikat. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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