Ikat is one of the styles of weaving that uses a resist dyeing process similar to tie-dye. When either warp or weft are tie-dyed to form a pattern or design they are called single Ikat and when both warp and weft are tie-dyed then it is called double Ikat. Ikat is everywhere these days — as trendy as anything ancient can ever claim to be. This modest piece of fabric may not be sighted often on the Indian ramp these days but it still makes for a pretty wonderful addition to an outfit, especially an Indian one. Just don't get caught in the rut of draping a simple dupatta over your outfit. Ikat silk and cotton designer dupattas in a quirky design or a one in a festive fabric can instantly uplift an outfit by several sartorial notches without much fuss. The modest dupatta is not necessarily something that you always need to match with the color of your kurta. Rather, have an unconventional look with an interesting Ikat dupatta.