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

Examples of ikat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use different sizes, scales, and types, such as florals with plaids or herringbone with ikats, and add a third, unexpected one as an accent, like an animal print or polka dots. Sharon Greenthal, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Mar. 2024 If boho designs are more to your liking, a fuschia ikat wooden wastepaper basket will provide just the right punch of color and pattern under a desk ($116, Laylagrace.com). Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Given that difficulty, double ikat fabrics are the rarest and most expensive ikat products. Stefanie Waldek, House Beautiful, 2 Nov. 2020 But there are plenty of ways to meet the locals, from workshops in ikat weaving to tours of nearby markets. Hannah Walhout, Travel + Leisure, 11 July 2023 See all Example Sentences for ikat 

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Word History


Malay, tying

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ikat was in 1927

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“Ikat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ikat. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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