Materials & Techniques

Interlocked Join

A join formed by linking the elements of adjacent areas with each other each time they meet. Such joins are characteristic of highland tapestry weaving styles, such as Huari and Inca, and coastal groups such as the Inca.

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, from Irene Emery, The Primary Structures of Fabrics (Washington D.C.: The Textile Museum, 1980, 2009): 80.

  • 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, 2009).