Ikat is another form of wax resist dyeing process with an ancient history in Asia. Traditional Ikat fabric commonly resulted in boldly contrasting colors. In Thailand, the local Ikat type of woven silk is known as Matmi. Traditional Matmi cloth was woven for daily use among the nobility. Other uses included ceremonial costumes and Buddhist monk's robes. 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 a sophisticated addition to a serious wardrobe.