|THE LOOK||Known for bold color combos, it usually comes in geometric patterns with blurred edges.||It traditionally has natural tones, crisp borders, and organic designs.|
|HOW IT’S MADE||Threads are bundled and dyed before being loom-woven into patterned fabric.||Wax motifs are drawn onto fabric that is then dyed and boiled; the wax melts to reveal patterns.|
|ORGIN||Ikat comes from all over the world, including Asia, South America, India, and Russia.||Batik often hails from south-east Asian countries, such as Indonesia and Malaysia|
|MATERIAL||True hand-woven ikat is often silk; blends of cotton and silk are also typical.||Cotton is most common, but any material that can be dyed can be patterned with batik.|
|COST||Hand-woven ikat can be pricey, although machine-woven or screen-printed styles generally
|Batik-fabrics tend to be less expensive than ikat because the process is not as labor-intensive.-Megan Baker|
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