Ikat is a resist-dyeing technique in which the yarns to be woven are tied into bundles and dyed in different colors before weaving. When dyed, these bundles will not be captured in color. This process is repeated as many times as there are colors. When weaving, both the warp and the weft creates a double ikat material. One characteristic of ikat, which we can recognize unequivocally, is the blurred contour patterns of the fabric produced with this technique.
The ikat technique is popular in Southeast Asia. However, the single weft ikat fabric of Cambodia and the double ikat cloth of Tenganan in Indonesia are the most widely known.