Ikat means "to tie" or "to bind" in the Malay language. Wikipedia
Ikat has various international incarnations, from Indonesia to Spain to Native American tribal patterns.
A few seasons ago it found its way to the runway...
Yesterday it found its way to the cover of WWD:
There are Ikat handbags from Coach and Target... ...and Fall 09 woolens (thanks to Pendleton for Opening Ceremony).
So what do you think? Is this trend worth ikatching up on? (Sorry, sorry...).