Materials & Techniques

Dovetail Cord

A cord around which both ends of the warp pass during weaving, the warp yarns from each direction alternating. The cord is removed when weaving is complete so that the fabric can be opened out flat.

Excerpt from

Ann Rowe, “Glossary,” in Weaving and Dyeing in Highland Ecuador, edited by Ann Rowe, Laura Miller and Lynn Meisch (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2007): 289-295.