Ikat fabric is a dyeing technique used to create a distinct style of textile patterns. Ikat is done by resist dyeing sections of the yarns prior to weaving the fabric. Both tie-dye and batik are examples of textile dyeing techniques that take place after the fabric has been woven. Ikat dyeing, however, takes place before the yarn is woven into cloth, which results in a very different appearance.
Commonly used in Shawls, scarves, wall hangings, rugs, shirts, pants, blouses, dresses, eveningwear, socks, sweaters, etc.