ikat


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i·kat

 (ē′kät)
n.
1. A craft in which one tie-dyes and weaves yarn to create an intricately designed fabric.
2. The fabric so created.

[Malay, tying, binding.]

ikat

(ˈaɪkæt)
n
(Dyeing) a method of creating patterns in fabric by tie-dyeing the yarn before weaving
[C20: from Malay, literally: to tie, bind]
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Inspired by affluent ethnicity of west Bengal, 'Odisha' depicted one of the world's most primitive Indian tribe known for its multihued geometric Ikat patterns.
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The long tradition of artisan craft, including batik printing, ikat weaving, stone carving and pottery, reflects a global inspiration.
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Kraulis cleverly incorporates a spectrum of pattern styles, such as herringbone, seersucker, tartan, houndstooth, ikat, argyle, pinstripe, dotted swiss, toile and paisley, in her inspired illustrations, which are rendered in oils and graphite on board.
Perhaps, one of the most popular and widely sought after artistic crafts since traditional times, adorning Indian ethnic fabrics with its unique and classy outcomes, is the Ikat process.
My six-year-old is horrified by all the black clothes I wear, and while won't be taking her advice in full (I will leave wearing lilac to the Queen) I am branching out into ikat prints and brightly coloured bikinis, baby steps to a more colourful beach-drobe.
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