\ 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 Made of silk velvet with vibrant ikat prints, these sneakers make add strong style statement to any ensemble—a t-shirt and jeans combo and even a chic cocktail number or maxi dress. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 His friend Oscar de la Renta incorporated ikat designs into his fashion collections, and in 2005 Mr. Goldman donated most of his collection to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington. Washington Post, 11 Dec. 2020 The most pronounced motif, a bold ikat on the ottomans, contrasts with an antelope-pattern rug, while the curtains and sofa bring subtle prints of different sizes into play. Laura Fenton, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Mar. 2021 In a boxy ikat button-up, a terry cloth bucket hat, and retro trousers, the Euphoria actress elegantly breaks from dresses-only gender norms. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, 11 Jan. 2021 In the art world, Mr. Goldman was best known for his collection of Central Asian ikat textiles, brightly colored silk wall hangings and robes primarily made in the 19th century. Washington Post, 11 Dec. 2020 The center table is draped in Cowtan & Tout's Rapallo ikat. Sarah Yang, House Beautiful, 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, 12 July 2019 Courses run from half a day (dyeing a cotton napkin) to three days (weaving an ikat scarf). Jennifer Barger, Washington Post, 18 Oct. 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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29 Oct 2021

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“Ikat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ikat. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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