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  • The distinctive look of an ikat cloth is achieved by tying and dyeing patterns onto the threads before they are placed onto the loom and woven.

  • Cloth made in India for trade and sale to other lands. The largest category consists of cotton cloths with stamped and resist-dyed motifs.
  • A dye containing the coloring agent indigotin, which produces a blue color. Indigotin is found in the leaves of several species of plants native to and utilized in different parts of the world. Indigotin was first synthesized in the late-19th century.

  • See supplementary weft.
  • A type of tapestry in which the wefts of adjacent color sections loop around each other when they go back and forth.
  • See tapestry