The term “ikat” (pronounced EE-kot) refers to a type of fabric that is commonly associated with the fabrics of India, Thailand, and Central America. Ikat fabrics have been around for more than a century. Traditionally, Ikat fabrics are made by dying the threads before the fabric is woven. It creates an uneven “tie-dyed” look. Over the past couple of years, the ethnic and tribal pattern trend has brought ikat designs to printed fabrics. Therefore, allowing folks everywhere to enjoy them.