\ ˈē-ˌkät \

Definition of ikat

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

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Cult favorite Rosanna Lonsdale shows off her Hamptons-ready table lamp designs and adds their latest ikat shades to the line. Carisha Swanson, House Beautiful, "Go Inside The London Design Festival, AKA Fashion Week For Decor Addicts," 2 Oct. 2018 Each chapter presents copious riffs on specific styles, such as chinoiserie, stripes, damask and ikat, while unlocking the secrets to successful layering. Elizabeth Anne Hartman, WSJ, "The Best Interior-Design Books to Give as Holiday Presents," 5 Dec. 2018 Cabana This newish design and tabletop shop was opened by a friend of mine and features bamboo handled cutlery, glass vases in the shape of colorful fish, blown glass oil holders, and ikat table cloths. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "La DoubleJ Designer JJ Martin Shares Her Guide to Adventuring in Italy," 26 Sep. 2018 His collections have begun to include touches of his Nepali roots, too, from Spring’s sari-like draped dresses and sweaters trimmed with silver coins to the handmade ikat scarves in the store now. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Prabal Gurung Is Reviving Bleecker Street With His First Store," 2 Oct. 2018 Printed ikat, suzani, and Otomi textiles mingle in the room. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "This Colombian Fashion Designer Brings a Sophisticated Spirit Into Her Cartagena Home," 9 Aug. 2018 From the history of ikat to Woody Allen movie props, here's our weekly roundup of the shelter blogosphere. House Beautiful, "What We're Reading This Week," 9 Feb. 2012 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

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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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