Re-imagining the dyeing process, Ikat uses resist dyeing on the yarns. These dyed yarns are then woven into a fabric.
To form the desired pattern, yarns are bound to leave some part uncolored. The bindings can be altered to create a new pattern or color. After the dyes are applied, all the bindings are removed, and the yarns are woven into cloth in a particular design.
Intricate diamond-shaped patterns, curved scroll, and paisley designs are typical to Ikat craft.
Ikat also has various kinds including warp, weft, double and Pasapalli depending on its weaving. The finished fabric has patterns on both the inner and outer side, and that's what makes Ikat special.