- a weaving technique, orig. of Asia, in which a pattern is created from tie-dyed thread
- a fabric made by this technique
- A craft in which one tie-dyes and weaves yarn to create an intricately designed fabric.
- The fabric so created.
Origin of ikatMalay, tying, binding.
(countable and uncountable, plural ikats)
From Malay ikat (“to bind”).