Ikat is another form of wax resist dyeing processwith an ancient history in Asia. Traditional Ikatfabric commonly resulted in boldly contrastingcolors. In Thailand, the local Ikat type of woven silkis known as Matmi. Traditional Matmi cloth waswoven for daily use among the nobility. Other usesincluded ceremonial costumes and Buddhist monksrobes. The weave in these scarves evinces a subtle,yet distinctive study in contrast, pattern, and feel.The subdued cross weave and rich colors make this asophisticated addition to a serious wardrobe.