Materials & Techniques

Gauze Weave

Weave structure in which certain warp elements are crossed over (or under) adjacent warp elements, retained in their out-of-line position by the interlacing of weft elements, retained in their out-of-line positions by the interlacing of weft elements, and immediately or eventually recrossed to their original order. Often such fabrics are thin, open, and transparent.

Excerpt from

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, from Irene Emery, The Primary Structures of Fabrics (Washington D.C.: The Textile Museum, 1966, 2009): 180.