Ikat (pronounced ee-kaht) is one of our favorite textile-dying techniques. Originating in Indonesia, ikat is somewhat similar to tie-dying because yarn is bundled and tied with string—then dyed—to create unique patterns. In fact, the word “ikat” comes from the Malay-Indonesian word Mengikat, which means “to tie.” We love ikat at Figue because of its gyp-set, bohemian vibe, and we’ve elevated flirty mini dresses and swishy kaftans with the punchy print.