from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A craft in which one tie-dyes and weaves yarn to create an intricately designed fabric.
- n. The fabric so created.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A style of weaving that uses a process similar to tie-dye to dye the threads.
- n. A work woven in this style.
Malay, tying, binding.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Malay ikat ("to bind"). (Wiktionary)