- a weaving technique, orig. of Asia, in which a pattern is created from tie-dyed thread
- a fabric made by this technique
Origin of ikatMalay, literally , to tie, fasten
- 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”).