Materials & Techniques


Pairs (or larger groups) of adjacent elements spiral or turn about each other in their passage through a fabric, enclosing successive opposing elements in each turn or half turn. Twining, may be oblique, or either the warp (in warp-twining) or the weft (in weft-twining) may form the twining elements.

Excerpt from

Irene Emery, The Primary Structures of Fabrics (Washington D.C.: The Textile Museum, 1966, 2009): 196, cited in Ann Rowe, “Technical Glossary for Textiles,” in Andean Art at Dumbarton Oaks, edited by Elizabeth Hill Boone (Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 1996): 467-469.