India has a long history of exporting their double ikats, which are called patola, to Indonesia.
Locally produced Indonesian ikats are found in one village in Bali, and serve as sacred cloths. These ikats differ from the imported patola by design and monochromatic palette.
While the ikat technique is the same wherever they are produced, the design conforms to local tradition and therefore one cannot confuse Indian ikats with those from Cambodia, Central Asia, Japan, or any other origin.
Since ikat textiles are highly sought after and costly to produce, simpler methods are used to imitate them. One such method involves printing the finished textile, while another involves stamping the warp yarns once they are on the loom, a technique called chine. These techniques produce a similar blurriness to authentic ikats, but the faces of the fabric are not identical.