plangi

noun
plan·​gi | \ ˈplanjē \
plural -s

Definition of plangi

: a technique of cloth decoration in which a woven fabric is bunched and bound before it is dyed — compare ikat

History and Etymology for plangi

Malay kain pĕlangi bandanna cloth gaudily colored by tie dyeing, from kain cloth + pĕlangi striped in bright colors

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“Plangi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plangi. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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