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Definition of the noun Ikat

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noun - plural: ikats

  1. [uncountable] A style of weaving that uses a process similar to tie-dye to dye the threads.
  2. A work woven in this style.


Ikat, or Ikkat, is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employs a resist dyeing process on the warp fibres, the weft fibres, or in the rare and costly 'double ikat' both warp and weft, prior to dyeing and weaving.

Phrases with Ikat

  1. Sarcophaga Ikat
  2. Species Sarcophaga Ikat

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ikat

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Google previewUzbekistan (2016)

by Sophie Ibbotson, Max Lovell-Hoare

Ikat is a word from Indonesian and Javan languages, and it is used to refer to a dyeing technique similar to tie-dye in which either the...

Google previewInsight Guides: Indonesia (2016)

by Insight Guides

Warp ikat is a traditional method of weaving in which the warp threads (on the length) of a cloth are tiedyed prior to weaving. The process of spinning cotton threads and preparing the dyes, binding the warp threads in a pattern that will resist ...

Google previewMaking a Living between Crises and Ceremonies in Tana Toraja (2013)

The Practice of Everyday Life of a South Sulawesi Highland Community in Indonesia by Edwin B.P. de Jong

The IKAT is an officially registered association with a chairman, ...

Google previewFashion Design (2011)

Process, Innovation and Practice by Kathryn McKelvey, Janine Munslow

Ikat is a process whereby the yarnsare'space' dyedpriorto weaving,producinga blurred effect. It is very popular, depending on fashion trends and is a traditionally Oriental technique. Ombré (shaded) isatechnique wherebyfabric isdyed with ...

Google previewInterior Textiles (2009)

Design and Developments by T Rowe

Ikat is a special effect, created in a fabric woven with a warp sheet and/or weft yarns that has been tie-dyed prior to weaving. This process requires a lot of precision and skill. The resultant effect after weaving is a beautiful defocused pattern ...

Google previewConservation of Cultural Heritage (2013)

Key Principles and Approaches by Hanna M. Szczepanowska

Ikat is a technique which produces pattern on textiles in a resist dyeing process similar to tie—dying. Bindings, which resist dye penetration, are applied to the threads in the desired patterns before weaving. Alteration ofthe bindings and dyeing ...

Google previewSnowflakes & Quilts (2010)

by Paula Nadelstern

Ikat is a Malay term accepted worldwide for the process called Kasuri in japanese . The traditional japanese form, indigo blue and white on cotton, has been woven for about 150 to 200 years. Yukatas are bold patterns used for unlined, informal ...

Google previewThe Flaming Womb (2006)

Repositioning Women in Early Modern Southeast Asia by Barbara Watson Andaya

Ikat is a type of weaving where the warp, weft, or both are tie-dyed before weaving to create designs on the finished fabric. In a number of Iban areas only pua, an elaborate cloth of very specific and complicated patterns, could receive the ...

Google previewSwatch Reference Guide for Fashion Fabrics (2015)

by Deborah Young

Ikat is a warp resist. The individual (warp) yarns of the fabric are tie-dyed in advance of fabric construction. Then the dyed yarns are reordered on the loom and woven together to create the design. The end result is that the images have ...

Google previewOceania (2007)

Art of the Pacific Islands in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), Eric Kjellgren

ikat—Derived from the Malay word mengikat, meaning “to tie,” ikat is a technique used to create images on textiles, in which the images are dyed onto the threads before they are woven into the finished fabric.

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art (2008)

by Gerald W. R. Ward

Mantle, cotton ikat and woven braid, from Uzbekistan, 20th century (Paris, Musée d'art et ('Depictions of trades') showing: (centre) man dressed in a small- patterned. d'histoire du Judaïsme); photo credit: Réunion des Musées Nationaux/ Art ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of National Dress: Traditional Clothing Around the World (2013)

by Jill Condra

is the ikat method. The word ikat means to tie or to bind. Generally ikat cloth is made by first dyeing spools of yarn, which are then woven.

Google previewDictionary of South & Southeast Asian Art (2004)

by Gwyneth Chaturachinda, Sunanda Krishnamurty, Pauline W. Tabtiang

ikat A method of resist- dying in which either warp or weft threads are tied in order to prevent the dye from ...

Google previewThe Star Trek Encyclopedia (2011)

by Michael Okuda, Denise Okuda, Debbie Mirek

Ikat'ika. (James Horan).

Google previewEncyclopaedia of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh (2006)

by Om Gupta

Ikat : Ikat, the technique by which the warp or wefi or both can be tie-dyed in such a way that when woven, the 'programmed' pattern appears in the finished fabric. Of resist-dye techniques, the use of clay or wax-resist has long been known to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife (2011)

by Jonathan H. X. Lee, Kathleen M. Nadeau

Indonesian-Indian single ikat embroidered fabrics, dying only warp threads, are produced on Sumatra for worldwide exportasthefamouspalampores(tree oflifecurtains) covetedbycon- noisseurs, still seen in Indonesian American homes .

Google previewA Dictionary Of The Malayan Language, In 2 Parts, Malayan and English And English and Malayan (1812)

by William Marsden

- -& ikat to bind, tie, fasten; to enclose ...

Google previewThe Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles (2013)

by Phyllis G. Tortora, Ingrid Johnson

iasu / ikat iasu Synonym for bejuco. ibex wool Wool obtained from Old World wild goats of the genus Capron. ibyria A strong, lustrous, rot-resistant leaf fiber obtained form a species ofBromelia in South America. Uses: cord, twine. ice dye See ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Indian Contributions to the World (2009)

15,000 Years of Inventions and Innovations by Emory Dean Keoke, Kay Marie Porterfield

TIE-DYEING tie-dyeing (ikat) (ca. 900 B.C. to 200 B.C.) South American Andean, Mesoamerican cultures Tie-dyeing is the process of tying off fabric or hanks of yarn before dipping them into a vat of DYE. Moche weavers dyed yarns before ...

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Small photo of Thailand-July 2017 : Thai Ikat woven costumes for sale on ancient pattern weaving center in Ban Mi district of Lopburi,Thailand.Traditional handicraft fabrics are popular for dressing and collecting.Small photo of TANA TORAJA, SULAWESI - AUGUST 29, 2017: An elderly Torajan woman showing how she used to weave cotton to make the traditional Indonesian ikat style fabrics back in her day.Small photo of Thailand- July 2017 : The Thai Ikat woven fabric for sale on ancient pattern weaving center in Ban Mi district of Lopburi,Thailand.The handicraft costumes are popular for dressing and collecting now.Small photo of Seamless pattern with watercolor ikat styleSmall photo of air bungkus ikat tepiSmall photo of Old ikat cloth texture backgroundSmall photo of Four Uzbek salads on an ikat table cloth More...

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Scrabble value of I1K5A1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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