IKAT is a resist dye technique that originates in Odisha. It is also known as Bandha. The term Ikat has Indonesian origin but the technique has been spread all over Asia centuries ago.
In Ikat it is the yarn that is tied and dyed according to a preconceived design, before the yarn is mounted on the loom. Ikat is a very sophisticated technique requiring complex mathematical calculations to accurately translate the desired final design into numbers of threads that need to be tied and dyed. Even more complex is the double Ikat. For single Ikat, either the warp or weft thread are tied and dyed, while double Ikat both the warp and weft threads are tied and dyed.
We use mostly fine cotton Ikat or cotton silk Ikat in our collections all our Ikata are made in India.